Friday, May 14, 2010
My deepest sympathies to the friends and family of this brave young hero. Once again a member of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry has given his life for freedom. Let us always remember.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A Canadian soldier with the Alberta-based 1st battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry who had only two days left "outside the wire" was killed by a homemade landmine Thursday while on a night patrol near the village of Nakhoney, 15 southwest of Kandahar City.
Pte. Kevin Thomas McKay, 24, of Richmond Hill, Ont., was the 144th Canadian Forces member to die in Afghanistan since the first combat mission began early in 2002. He was the sixth Canadian to die in Afghanistan this year.