Monday 2 February 2009

Canada: Farewell to 108th Cdn Soldier killed in Afghan Mission

The body of the second Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan this year is on its way home after a sombre ramp ceremony at Kandahar Airfield on Sunday.

Greenfield, 25, was a member of 24 Field Engineer Squadron, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment based out of Petawawa, Ont., serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment battle group.

He was taking part in a joint operation with American and British troops to root out the Taliban's bomb-making materials in the Zhari and Panjwaii districts.

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