Stacie Bartro




A "Homecoming" of sorts for an SC Family

LETTERS FROM U.S. SOLDIER IN VIETNAM DELIVERED 40 YEARS LATER: Four letters from a U.S. soldier who died in Vietnam more than four decades ago were finally delivered to his family on Saturday (July 14th). Military representatives of the Army's 101st Airborne Division presented the letters from Sergeant Steve Flaherty of South Carolina to his uncle and sister-in-law during a ceremony at the state's memorial honoring Vietnam veterans. Flaherty was killed in combat in 1969, and Vietnamese soldiers took the letters after his death, with an officer holding on to them. The letters were turned over to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last month when he visited Vietnam. The family has decided to donate the letters to a South Carolina military museum that is planning an exhibit honoring the nearly 1,000 South Carolinians who died in Vietnam.



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07/16/2012 6:39AM
A "Homecoming" of sorts for an SC Family
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