Sean didn't just stand back and document the war as an objective observer, he was known for being a little closer to the action. Working for Paris-Match then for Time Magazine, Sean soon earned a reputation for being willing to risk his neck to get the best images, even going into combat. In 1966, he was wounded
and left the war long enough to recuperate and star in his last film. Sean returned to Vietnam later that same year and made a parachute jump with the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division -- and then he went to Israel to cover the war there in 1967.
Sean returned to Vietnam to make a documentary and in 1970 headed into Cambodia with another journalist, Dana Stone, on motorcycles. In April of that year, Sean and Stone were captured by Communist guerillas and were never heard from again. Sean's mother, actress Lili Damita, spent a lot of money searching for her son, to no avail. Sean was declared dead in 1984 and to this day his remains have never been found.
No matter your politics on the war, Sean Flynn ranks among those adventure movie actors who walked the walk.