Remembering Army Private and Chinatown Resident Danny Chen
Loved ones gathered in Chinatown yesterday to remember Danny Chen, a 19-year old Army private, killed in Afghanistan. They came to a memorial service at the Wah Wing Sang funeral home on Mulberry Street, not far from where Chen grew up. A funeral is scheduled for Thursday, after his body is returned from overseas.
Chen was based in Wainwright, Alaska. He was killed in the Kandahar Provence but military officials have not released any details about the circumstances leading to Chen’s death. “On behalf of all New Yorkers, I send my profound sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow soldiers of Private Chen,” Gov. Cuomo said in a statement. “We will remember the service and mourn the loss of this New York soldier.”