The Department of Defense has announced the death of a Joint Base Lewis McChord soldier who died Feb. 28 in Afghanistan after his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device.
The solider was identified as Pfc. David R. Fahey, Jr., 23, of Nowalk, Conn. He died in Kandahar Province, according to the Department of Defense.
Fahey was assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504 Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade at Lewis-McChord.
He deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010, according to a Lewis McChord spokeswoman.
According to unit records, Fahey enlisted in the Army Aug. 31, 2007, at Springfield, Mass., and reported to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., next month. After training a military policeman, he served briefly at Camp Walker, Korea, and then reported to Lewis-McChord March 18, 2009. He was assigned to the 42nd Military Police Brigade.