December 13, 1987 (Norwalk, CT) – February 28, 2011; 23 years old
MOS: Military Police
Unit: 42nd Military Police Brigade, 503th Military Police Battalion, 170th Military Police Company
Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
He was born in Norwalk and lived in New York for a short time. He attended Jefferson Elementary and Ponus Ridge Middle Schools in Norwalk. He attended high school at Faith Prep in Danbury and moved back as soon as he graduated.
Serving during Operation Enduring Freedom, David died February 28, 2011 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.
From The Connecticut Post, March 3, 2011
Army Pfc. David Fahey Jr., a former Norwalk resident who was killed Monday in Afghanistan, will be honored in a ceremony this spring by the Norwalk Veterans Memorial Committee.
Fahey’s name will be added to the Shea-Magrath memorial plaque at Calf Pasture Beach in a ceremony on May 22. The memorial honors soldiers from Norwalk who have been killed in combat. Fahey’s name will be the 170th, and the most recent since Specialist Wilfredo Perez, who was killed in Iraq in 2003.
Fahey’s name will also be added to a plaque at City Hall honoring all Norwalk veterans.
The ceremony at the Shea-Magrath memorial will take place on May 22 at 1:00 p.m. The program will begin with a band concert by the Brien McMahon High School Wind Ensemble at noon.
The ceremony gets underway at 1 p.m. with the presentation of massed colors. The first musical selection will be the National Anthem and, during the course of the program, the BMHS Wind Ensemble will play a medley of service songs, the Navy Hymn, Taps and To the Colors.
The memorial is named for Norwalk natives Daniel Shea and John Magrath, both Medal of Honor recipients.
Private Fahey is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 101 Mill St, Putnam Valley, NY. Heritage Garden, Row 1, Grave 31. Photo by webmaster.