Carrboro event to celebrate US journalists who disappeared during Vietnam War

From staff reportsApril 4, 2014 

An unusual anniversary – the 44th year since the disappearance of two American war photographers in Cambodia – will be celebrated with a champagne toast in Carrboro on Sunday night.

The event, led by Chapel Hill author, playwright and former Vietnam War correspondent Perry Deane Young, celebrates the life, and apparent death, of Sean Flynn and Dana Stone.

The two now-legendary figures – Flynn, the son of movie star Errol Flynn, was the subject of a song by The Clash – disappeared after riding motorcycles down a road where North Vietnamese troops had been seen. Some think they were trying to be captured briefly so that they could get a scoop from inside the Communist forces.

In 1975, Young wrote a book about his friends' disappearance, "Two of the Missing: Remembering Sean Flynn and Dana Stone." He will read from it during the event, which will be at The Station. It begins at 5 p.m.

There also will be a presentation of photographs and videos by and of Stone and Flynn, archival broadcasts from the original “Good Morning, Vietnam” radio program in Saigon and a jam session of musicians.

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