TIL in 1970, Sean Flynn, son of actor Errol Flynn, disappeared in Cambodia while working as a photojournalist during the Vietnam War. While leaving the country’s capital, he set off on his motorbike for a press conference in Saigon. He were never seen again, and in 1984, Flynn was declared dead.

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  1. Because of the 300-character-limit, there wasn’t much I could write, but here’s more info:

    During the Vietnam War, Flynn parachuted into combat zones with U.S. troops. In 1970, as North Vietnamese troops made advances in the country, Flynn traveled to Cambodia on assignment for TIME.

    On April 6, 1970, Flynn and fellow photojournalist Dana Stone were leaving the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh when they got word of a checkpoint on Highway One manned by the Viet Cong, the Vietnamese communist soldiers. Stone and Flynn took off for the highway on motorcycles (turning down the limousines that most journalists used) to get a firsthand look on the way to a press conference in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City). The pair were never heard from again.

    While never confirmed, reports cited by TIME claim that Flynn and Stone were captured by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters and held captive for up to a year before being killed by the Cambodian communist organization Khmer Rouge. However, no remains of either man were ever found.

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