Funeral Services Set for Manhattan Soldier Who Died in Afghanistan
MANHATTAN — Funeral services have been set for a Manhattan soldier who died recently in Afghanistan.
Army Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, who grew up in Chinatown and went to school on the Lower East Side, according to New York 1, died on Oct. 3, in Kandahar Province, the military said.
The circumstances of his death were not immediately clear.
Chen had only been in the military since January, completed basic and advanced training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and went to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, in May.
He was deployed to Afghanistan in August, according to the military.
Chen's funeral will be held at Wah Wing Sang Funeral Corporation, at 26 Mulberry St., on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, a worker at the funeral home told DNAinfo.
Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered flags flown at half-mast on Friday, Oct. 7, in Chen's honor.
"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I send my profound sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow soldiers of Private Chen," Governor Cuomo said.
"We will remember the service and mourn the loss of this New York soldier."