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Fallen Westchester Soldier Laid to Rest
Funeral services were held this morning for 23 year old Army Specialist David Fahey Jr. at St. Patrick's Church in Yorktown.
Hundreds of people were in attendance including local veterans, police, EMS and fire officials to say farewell to the fallen local hero.
Fahey was killed in Afghanistan February 28 by an improvised explosive device. He was born in Norwalk and raised by his adoptive parents in Yorktown Heights.
After his death, he was posthumously promoted to Army Specialist and awarded the Bronze Star for Service, Purple Heart. and the Combat Action Badge.
The service today was led by Pastor Dan O'Brien of Calvary Bible Church in Yorktown who quoted from the Gospel of John, "No one has greater love than this-that one lays down for his life for his friends," John 15:13.
David Fahey Jr. was the son of Tom and Fran Fahey and the brother of Phyllis,Brianna,Tyler,Nick Samantha and Blake Fahey. His family described him as a "Funny,honest and trusted friend to many, a man of uncompromising integrity who served both God and his country."
He was buried with full military honors at Rose Hill Memorial Park, 101 Mill Street, Putnam Valley, NY.
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