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He was well-liked and regarded by the crew of the Constitution and often engaged in friendly banter with many of the senior staff, especially Navigator Gary Mitchell. In 2257, during a gathering of the senior staff in the ship's lounge to welcome new helmsman, James T. Kirk, aboard, Lynch teased Mitchell about how much he had sung Kirk's praises. After Mitchell had said that Kirk was better than he was, Lynch jokingly he only had to be better than a Denebian slime devil. However, Mitchell rebuked that you only needed to be a slime devil to work as science officer.
A short time later, Lynch spoke to Kirk about Chief of Security Jack Gaynor following an altercation in the rec room. Lynch was later on duty at the science station on the bridge when the Constitution arrived in an unnamed star system near the Klingon Neutral Zone and encountered a Klingon D7-class battle cruiser.
During the Constitution's mission to investigate six alien satellites in orbit of Sordinia IV, Lynch and Chief Engineer Anita Jankowski were ordered to beam aboard one of the satellites after the starship took down its deflector shields. After a successful transport, Jankowski started to download information from the alien computers as Lynch set up the transmitter. Seconds later, a back-up defense system activated and Jankowski was killed instantly by an energy barrier, knocking the transmitter with her as she fell. Using his tricorder to detect a break in the energy barrier and set up the transmitter once again. Losing contact with the Constitution, Lynch began to lose hope of rescue, but was soon relieved when Security Officers Park and Zuleta had beamed aboard to locate him. Unfortunately, the team wasn't transported back in time, as the compromised satellite was destroyed by the alien mothership. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution)
|USS Constitution personnel|
|USS Constitution (22nd century)||La Forge|
|USS Constitution (prototype)||Augenthaler • Banks • Barton • Borrik • Carvajal • Chafin • Ferris • J. Gaynor • Herzog • A. Hirota • A. Jankowski • W.M. Jefferies • J.T. Kirk • Lidell • R. Likins • Livingstone • D. Lynch • Masefield • L.H. McCoy • Medina • G. Mitchell • Park • Polcovich • Rawitzer • Reboulet • Tomberlin • C. Velasquez • P. Waterston • R. Wesley • Wooten • Zuleta • unnamed personnel|
|USS Constitution (Galaxy-class)||J. van Osterlich • Solack • T. Soga • B. Spencer|