Letters of S.C. soldier killed in Vietnam War come home

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Letters of S.C. soldier killed in Vietnam War come home

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Townley Hedrick, a representative of the 101st Airborne Division, presents four letters from Sgt. Steve Flaherty to his sister-in-law Martha Gibbons and uncle Kenneth Cannon at a ceremony in Columbia, S.C. Flaherty wrote the letters before he was killed in Vietnam in 1969, and they were preserved by the Vietnamese after they were found on his body. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was given the letters during a visit to Vietnam last month.

Letters of S.C. soldier killed in Vietnam War come home

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Townley Hedrick, a representative of the 101st Airborne Division, presents four letters from Sgt. Steve Flaherty to his sister-in-law Martha Gibbons and uncle Kenneth Cannon at a ceremony in Columbia, S.C. Flaherty wrote the letters before he was killed in Vietnam in 1969, and they were preserved by the Vietnamese after they were found on his body. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was given the letters during a visit to Vietnam last month.
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