New England's War Dead: Afghanistan
Sergeant Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, Abington
Vasselian, 27, a popular figure in Abington where he was born and raised, celebrated the
fourth anniversary of his wedding to his high school sweetheart, Erin, on Dec. 19.
Assigned to the First Battalion, Ninth Marine Regiment, Second Marine Division, II Marine
Expeditionary Force out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Vasselian had enlisted in the Marines in
2006 and previously served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He died Dec. 23, 2013,
in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in "active combat," according to his sister.