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Berkshire County town to name bridge after soldier

Berkshire County town to name bridge after soldier

December 17, 2018 05:38 AM

DALTON, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts town is moving closer to naming a bridge in honor of a soldier and native son who died in Afghanistan.
    
NewsChannel 13'sa media partners at The Berkshire Eagle report that residents of Dalton in a special town meeting recently approved naming the bridge after Spc. Mitchell Daehling.
    
Notice of the vote will be sent to the Legislature, where state Rep. Paul Mark has already submitted a request for the honor. The town Select Board had already endorsed the plan.
    
The 24-year-old Daehling was killed in May 2013 when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was a 2006 graduate of Wahconah Regional High School who left behind his parents and a wife.
    
Town Manager Kenneth Walto says the town wants to dedicate the bridge in June.

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