Col. Jerry Flicek, former mayor, Air Force officer, dies

By Chuck Kajer

Col. Jerry Flicek, retired Air Force officer and former mayor of New Prague, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague. He was 86.

Flicek served for 30 years in the U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force, and was a pioneer of the U.S. guided missile program. He served as base commander at Churchill, Manitoba, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and at a NASA space communications station in Australia.

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