John Lynker – Captain, United States Coast Guard

From a contemporary press report:

Veteran broadcaster John Lynker died Monday in Middletown, Connecticut. He was 75 and suffered from heart and lung disease.

Lynker worked at numerous radio stations across the country during a career that spanned half a century. His final stop was WTOP, the all-news station serving the nation's capital, where he had first worked in 1969. He returned in 1980 as a news anchor and automotive reporter and stayed until semi-retiring in October 2001 and moving to Connecticut.

During his stint at WTOP, Lynker received a Broadcasting Legend award from the Washington Area Broadcasters Association.

Lynker also spent time at several other major radio stations including WCBS and WINS in New York, WWJ Detroit and KGO San Francisco.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War Two and was a commissioned  Coast Guard Captain. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, five children and six grandchildren.

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