Monday, March 28, 2011

Corporal Yannick Scherrer

Cpl. Scherrer
Name: Yannick Scherrer
Rank: Corporal
Age: 24
Unit: 1st Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment
Hometown: Montreal
Date: March 27, 2011
Cause: Roadside bomb

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Canadian families visit Kandahar for memorial service

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The families of 10 Canadians killed in Afghanistan paid tribute Sunday to their loved ones in what could be the last ceremony of its kind before combat operations end in the war-torn country, CTV News said today.

Among those present was the father of Captain Nichola Goddard who was the first Canadian female soldier to be killed in action, and the brother of Sergeant George Miok who was killed by improvised explosive device in 2009.

Since Canada's mission began in 2002, 154 military personnel, two aid workers, a journalist and a diplomat have died in Afghanistan.