Sunday, April 11, 2010
Pte. Tyler William Todd, 26, a member of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, 1st Battalion, was the 142nd Canadian soldier to die in the Afghanistan war.
He was killed in an area considered vital terrain for NATO's upcoming Kandahar province offensive.
"Tyler was a practical joker: He would often hide rocks and candies in other soldiers' bed spaces," said Canadian Brig.-Gen. Daniel Menard.
"He never allowed the small things to get to him, and was often the rock that other soldiers could depend on. He was a dedicated soldier and excelled in all the positions in which he was employed. His enthusiasm and strong will were inspirational to the platoon."
The injured soldier was taken f