|Unit||F CO 17 INF 7 DIV|
|Rank||First Lieutenant U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||July 8 1953|
|Status||Missing In Action|
Courts of the Missing
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
For his leadership and valor, First Lieutenant Flaherty was awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
First Lieutenant Flaherty was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on April 18, 1953 and returned to duty on June 7, 1953. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on July 8, 1953. He was presumed dead on July 9, 1954. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.