Veterans' Memorial Project

Patrick Xavier Flaherty

Bourbonnais, IL

World War II

College: Social Work

Graduation Year: Attended 1937 (Grad Student)

Service Branch: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant/Chaplain

Date of Birth: 02/10/1910

Date of Death: 07/19/1943

Father Flaherty was a Catholic Priest serving as an Army chaplain. He was from the religious order, Clerics of St. Viator, and assigned to Mobile Headquarters, Third Army. He died at Camp Polk, Louisiana, from injuries received when diving into a stream on maneuvers. He broke his back. Father Flaherty is buried at Maternity Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Bourbonnais, Illinois.

– submitted by James Opolony, researcher, and information from public records

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