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Teddy Bear Honors Fallen Norwalk Soldier

NORWALK, Conn. — While Norwalkers marked Independence Day and the origins of the Revolutionary War on Sunday night, a tribute to the city's most recent fallen soldier sat nearby at the Shea-McGrath Memorial.

David R. Fahey's aunt left the teddy bear during the annual Memorial Day observance held at Norwalk's Wall of Remembrance. It's a replica of one he sent to her just a week before he was killed in Afghanistan, according to Robert Kramer, a local veteran.

Kramer said she would never part with that teddy bear. Its replica is holding up well to the weather, and it was given a new flag recently.

Fahey , 23, served with the U.S. Army in the military police and was stationed in Kandahar province with only three months left to serve. The vehicle Fahey was riding in went over an improvised explosive device April 28, killing him and wounding the other soldiers in the vehicle.

Fahey attended sixth grade at Ponus Ridge Middle School.

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