“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Pfc. David Fahey,” Malloy said. “Our country lost a brave and dedicated serviceman, and we stand with the men and women who are grieving the loss of Pfc. Fahey, and the families of the other brave soldiers, sailors, and airmen who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Our hearts go out to the soldiers who are working so hard, so far away from home. We wish for your safe and speedy return.”
Fahey lived in Norwalk until he enlisted for a four-year tour in 2007.
"No matter what we've lost a young person that started his life in Norwalk and lived part of his life in Connecticut and was serving his country and certainly our sympathies go out to any of the family members," said Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia.
Fahey was assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
His company deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010.
Flags will remain at half staff until sunset on the day of burial, details of which are pending. Funeral plans are still incomplete, but Fahey's family says he will be buried in New York.
The City of Norwalk will remember Private First Class David Fahey Jr. in a ceremony this spring.
The 23-year-old soldier who spent part of his childhood in Norwalk was killed on Monday morning after his vehicle was struck by an IED after a patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Norwalk veterans will memorialize Pfc. Fahey with a plaque at Norwalk City Hall on May 22.