Saturday, July 04, 2009

Cpl Nicholas Bulger

Cpl. Nick Bulger, killed Friday in Afghanistan when his Canadian Forces vehicle hit a roadside bomb, was remembered Saturday as a motivator and committed soldier.

More than 2,000 people gathered in the wind and heat of Kandahar Airfield to pay tribute to the 30-year-old married father of two who was on his first tour in this war-torn country.

The Peterborough, Ont., native leaves behind his wife, Rebeka, and two daughters, Brooklyn and Elizabeth, as well as his mother, brothers and sister.

Bulger, a member of the Edmonton-based third battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, is the 121st Canadian killed since the country's mission in Afghanistan began in 2002.

He is the third Canadian to die in Afghanistan in less than a month, all from improvised explosive devices.

Let us never forget his sacrifice. May he rest in peace.

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