DALTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Mourners are offering their condolences to the family of Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling in the Berkshire county town of Dalton.
Daehling was recently killed in action in Afghanistan.
Thursday afternoon a military hearse carried his body from a Pittsfield funeral home to St. Agnes Church in Dalton where calling hours continued until 7:00 Thursday evening.
Marty Glendon from the nearby town of Windsor was among those waiting for the hearse to arrive in Dalton.
"The community has to stand behind the family; has to stand behind the fallen serviceman," said Marty Glendon.
A funeral service for Daehling will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at St. Agnes Church in Dalton.