Just two years after graduating from Rye High School in 1940, Bob Lynch was fighting on the frontlines in World War II. The Army combat rifleman spent 350 in frontline combat, survived being wounded in the leg, and earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
The 87-year-old returned to Rye High School last week to share war stories with history students.
“War is hell,” he told them. “It’s kill or be killed.”