Sunday, May 26, 2013

Massachusetts Soldier, Killed in Afghanistan Blast, to be Buried in Idaho Next to Grandfather

Posted By on Sun, May 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Following a May 24 funeral service in Massachusetts, the body of U.S. Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling, killed May 14 by an improvised exposive device in Afghanistan, will be flown to Idaho in the coming week, where he'll be buried in Lewiston, next to his grandfather who served in the Army during the Korean War.

Three other soldiers were killed in the May 14 blast in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. Daehling was the infantry team leader.

The Springfield, Mass. Republican reports that Daehling attended Pocatello public schools before his family moved to Dalton, Mass. where he graduated from high school. He joined the military in 2010.

The 24-year-old Daehling, who is survived by a wife and two siblings, received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and five other medals posthumously

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