09/13/2017 in: Education
By Amy Shumaker
Steve Flaherty was living in a Japanese orphanage when he was adopted at age 9 by American parents. He grew to become an All-American student and athlete in Columbia, South Carolina. Feeling fortunate for the life he was given in the United States, Steve felt a strong desire to give back to the country he now called home. Despite a promising baseball career, he volunteered for service to fight in Vietnam and joined the 101st Airborne Division.