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Raymond F. Flaherty

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Master Sergeant Raymond F. Flaherty, USA (ret.) entered the US Army in 1945.  During the Korean War, he was assigned the 9th Airborne Ranger Company and saw combat with Company L, 15th Infantry Regiment.  For his service during the Korean War, Master Sergeant Raymond F. Flaherty was awarded a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge.


In 1962, he served in Laos as a team sergeant.  In 1963, began his first tour in Vietnam.  In 1965, began a second tour in Vietnam as intelligence sergeant for the 4th BN, 173rd Airborne Brigade. Master Sergeant Raymond F. Flaherty is the author of He Didn't Say Good-bye and Strangers Brothers.


The Midwest Book Review said of He Didn't Say Good-bye, “Written by Master Sergeant Raymond F. Flaherty, a Special Forces member and veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, He Didn't Say Good-bye is an action-packed novel following the stark challenges facing Special Forces members and their families. When two Special Forces Master Sergeants volunteer for an assignment in Laos to search for downed USAF pilot Jake Barton, their mission quickly takes one shocking turn after another. A gripping, courageous tale, steeped in realism, He Didn't Say Good-bye is highly recommended for military fiction connoisseurs.”

He Didn't Say Good-bye
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Strangers Brothers
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According to the book description of Strangers Brothers, “the sequel to Ray Flaherty’s He Didn’t Say Good-Bye, tells the story of the coming together of two brothers, from different cultures, and raised separately by the same father. While the brothers, both Airborne Rangers are involved in Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada, a secret is revealed and their lives unravel. Living in the same Georgia town, how can two disparate families come to grips with one man’s “other life?”

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