Colonel Francis Lynch, US Army is a recurring character who appears on the NBC-TV series The A-Team, as well as the 2010 film reboot The A-Team. The part of Col. Lynch is played by actor William Lucking on the TV series.
In the TV Series; Colonel Lynch was introduced to viewers in the pilot episode of The A-Team as the very first Military Colonel to be chasing the soldiers of fortune. The Colonel’s connection with The A-Team came from him being the commander of Fort Bragg, the maximum security prison where The A-Team escaped. Colonel Lynch had been chasing The A-Team ever since the break-out in 1972.
Colonel Lynch was chasing The A-Team during season 1 and part of season 2 until his replacement was brought in on the second series. His replacement was the Legendary Colonel Decker. Note that Colonel Lynch was successful in capturing the A-Team; an official from the United States State Department helped them escape again, but this in no way diminishes the fact that Colonel Lynch completed his mission.
Col. Lynch was given "one last chance" to catch the A-Team in Season 3 episode "Showdown!".
Hannibal: Colonel, I'm impressed you read the paper. I thought you stayed away from anything that didn't have pictures.
Lynch: Go on, Smith. Say anything you want. Insult me. Call me horrible names. It's okay. You see, it's all over now. I won.