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May 17, 2006



Close Station. March Order.

Canada loses her first female soldier since World War II.

A Gunner.

Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard.  Photo courtesy Canadian Ministry of Defence

Canadian Soldier killed in Afghanistan CEFCOM NR–06.009 - May 17, 2006

OTTAWA – A Canadian soldier was killed during a firefight with insurgents that occurred approximately 24 kilometres west of Kandahar. The incident occurred at approximately 6:55 p.m. Kandahar time (10: 25 a.m. EDT) on 17 May.

Killed was Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard who was serving with Task Force Afghanistan as part of the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI) Battle Group. Captain Goddard was stationed with the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Shilo, Manitoba; her next-of-kin have been notified.

Canadian Gunners. Photo courtesy Canadian Ministry of Defence

H/t, Damian, of The Torch.

Now is the time at Castle Argghhh! when we dance: In Memoriam.

Smokey Smith probably already has a beer poured. And Jimmy Doohan is there to explain why there's not enough power, Captain!

Now - will Canada stand firm? Or, waver?

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