New England's War Dead: Afghanistan
Specialist Keith D. Benson, 37, Brockton
Benson grew up in Norwood and graduated from Norwood High School in 2002. He was an avid fan of music and had shown an interest in becoming an EMT when he finished his military service. An Army combat medic assigned to the Second Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172d Infantry Brigade out of Grafenwoehr, Germany, Benson died Jan. 18, 2012, in Paktika province, Afghanistan.