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Army Sgt.’s letters from #Vietnam returned to S.C. family

Army Sgt.’s letters from #Vietnam returned to S.C. family

Related Excerpts from Army sergeant's Vietnam letters Servicemember's letters from Vietnam to be returned to family View Gallery (3 images) Steve Flaherty Courtesy of the Gibbons family Lightbox link Lightbox link In an emotional and somber ceremony held at Memorial Park in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, four unsent letters belonging to Army Sgt. Steve Flaherty were returned to his family – 43 years after Flaherty was killed on a battlefield in Vietnam. Sealed in an unassuming white envelope, the letters were presented by members of the 101st Airborne Division to Flaherty’s uncle, Ken Cannon. “It is a miracle that these letters have shown up after all this time,” said Cannon at the ceremony, which included about 20 members of Flaherty’s extended family, members of the military, representatives of veteran’s groups and the general public who had come to pay their respect. Army...

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