Slain soldier's remains en route to NYC
The remains of a Yorktown native who was killed by a roadside blast in Afghanistan made their way to the New York City area yesterday as the tightly knit Northern Westchester community remembers its hometown hero who left this world too soon.
Military officials say Pfc. David Fahey, Jr. was on a tour in Kandahar when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a roadside explosive on a routine morning patrol. Fahey grew up on Baldwin Road in Yorktown Heights with his aunt and uncle after moving from Norwalk, Conn. as a child. Fahey, 22, spent the last four years serving in the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade and Joint Base in Lewis-McChord, Wash.
A roadside memorial was set up on Baldwin Road as flags in Yorktown, Connecticut and elsewhere flew at half-staff in memory of the young hero.