November 17, 1997 in Nation/World

Crumpled Wings


In a book that tells her side of the drama that forced her out of the service, former Air Force pilot Kelly Flinn says she pondered suicide before she resigned to avoid a court-martial for lying about an affair with a married airman man at Minot Air Force Base. “I had never been a depressed person in my life,” wrote Flinn, the nation’s first and only female B-52 pilot. “Now I went to bed every night praying to God that I wouldn’t wake up in the morning. I never actually attempted suicide But I thought about it, hard.”

Flinn’s book, “Proud to Be,” is excerpted in the Nov. 24 issue of Newsweek.

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