fallen soldiers http://wamc.org en Hundreds Attend Funeral Service For Dalton Soldier Killed In Afghanistan http://wamc.org/post/hundreds-attend-funeral-service-dalton-soldier-killed-afghanistan <p></p><p>A funeral service with full military honors today for a Western Massachusetts soldier killed earlier this month by an attack in Afghanistan included family, friends, and U.S. and state officials.</p><p></p><p>Under a grey sky and drizzling rains in Dalton, American flags lining Main Street welcomed the arrival of the body of 24-year old Specialist Mitchell Daehling, a Dalton native who was killed, along with two of his fellow soldiers, earlier this month in an attack while serving in Afghanistan.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 20:30:29 +0000 Lucas Willard 65519 at http://wamc.org Hundreds Attend Funeral Service For Dalton Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Crowds Line Pittsfield Streets To Welcome Home Fallen Soldier http://wamc.org/post/crowds-line-pittsfield-streets-welcome-home-fallen-soldier <p></p><p>The body of a Berkshire County native killed in Afghanistan earlier this month was welcomed home by supporters who lined the streets of downtown Pittsfield.</p><p></p><p>The body of 24-year old U.S. Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling arrived Wednesday morning at Barens Air National Guard Airport in Westfield, and shortly after 10:30 was transported through downtown Pittsfield to the Dery Funeral Home.</p><p>A long line of supporters gathered along South Street and North Street, many holding American flags.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 21:10:48 +0000 Lucas Willard 65333 at http://wamc.org Crowds Line Pittsfield Streets To Welcome Home Fallen Soldier