New England's War Dead: Afghanistan
Sergeant First Class Daniel Petithory, 32, Cheshire
Petithory died Dec. 5, 2001, in a friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan. Family and friends in western Massachusetts remember a practical joker who played DJ at high-school parties, practiced martial arts, and achieved his dream of becoming a Green Beret. Fellow servicemen remembered a soldier who would always drive to complete his mission.