JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — A soldier from Connecticut died Monday in Afghanistan of wounds from an improvised bomb.
The Defense Department said 23-year-old Private First Class David R. Fahey Jr. of Norwalk was assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 42d Military Police Brigade. He was born in Norwalk, and joined the Army in August 2007 in Springfield, Mass. His unit deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut ordered flags yesterday to fly at half-staff until sunset on the day of Fahey’s funeral.