New England's War Dead: Afghanistan
Specialist Mitchell K. Daehling, 24, Dalton
Daehling was born in Wyoming, but his family later moved to Dalton, where he graduated from Wahconah Regional High School in 2006. He studied aviation flight operations and homeland security at Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire. He joined the Army in 2010 and was assigned to Third Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, First Brigade Combat Team, First Armored Division, based in Fort Bliss, Texas. He had just married shortly before shipping out to his first deployment. Daehling and two other soldiers died May 14, 2013, in Sanjaray, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.