Conn. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

His truck was hit with an IED.

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011  |  Updated 7:31 PM EDT
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Conn. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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A soldier from Norwalk, Conn. was killed in Afghanistan after finishing a patrol, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

First Class David R. Fahey Jr., 23, was killed on Monday after his vehicle was struck by an IED after a morning patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Pfc. David Fahey,” Malloy said. “Our country lost a brave and dedicated serviceman, and we stand with the men and women who are grieving the loss of Pfc. Fahey, and the families of the other brave soldiers, sailors, and airmen who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Our hearts go out to the soldiers who are working so hard, so far away from home. We wish for your safe and speedy return.”

Malloy has ordered the Connecticut and U.S. flags to fly at half-staff.

Fahey lived in Norwalk until he enlisted and was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington.

He was assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Fahey enlisted on Aug. 31, 2007 at Springfield, Massachusetts and reported to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on Sept. 6, 2007 for training for the Military Police.

His company deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010.

Flags will remain at half staff until sunset on the day of burial, details of which are pending.
 

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