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Berkshire County Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Fallen Soldier

DALTON, Mass. (WGGB) — A soldier from Berkshire County has died while serving overseas.

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal says in a statement that U.S. Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling was killed in action earlier this week while serving in Afghanistan.

“The brave men and women who serve in harm’s way defending our freedom deserve our sincere gratitude and respect. Specialist Daehling was a brave young man who represented the best of America, and he will remain in my thoughts and prayers,” Neal adds.

Daehling was a 2006 graduate of Wahconah Regional High School.

In a statement, the schools expresse their condolences to his family, and adds that “Mitch was a true “Warrior” in every sense of the word” and “The strength and determination that Mitch possessed serves as a model for all Wahconah students. Mitch’s bravery and service to our country was beyond measure.”

Daehling leaves behind his parents, his wife, as well as a brother and sister.

Funeral arrangements for Daehling have not yet been released.

The Wahconah Family mourns the loss of US Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling