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Latest Fallen Canadian Soldier Returns Home (July 06,2009)

The body of the 121st Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan was returned home Monday.

Cpl. Nick Bulger, was killed Friday when his light armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device during a patrol in Zhari District, southwest of Kandahar City.

The plane carrying his body arrived at Canadian Forces Base Trenton Monday afternoon.

Defence Minister Peter MacKay attended the ceremony in Trenton, along with Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Walter Natynczyk.

Bulger, 30, from the Edmonton-based 3rd battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, is the 121st Canadian killed since the country's mission in Afghanistan began in 2002 - and the fourth to die in less than a month.

The fallen soldier leaves behind his wife, Rebeka, and two daughters, Brooklyn and Elizabeth, as well as his mother, brothers and sister.

Added: Jul-6-2009 
By: jamie25
Afghanistan, News
Tags: fallen, canadian, soldier, highway of heroes, canada
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