Department of National Defence
Walsh was conducting routine operations along Highway One near the Zhari district centre, about 20 km west of Kandahar city, when the accident occurred.He had arrived in Kandahar less than a week before as part of a month-long relief-in-place operation that would see the new rotation replace more than 2,000 troops returning to Canada.Lt.-Col. Brian Irwin, chief of staff for Task Force Afghanistan said Canadian soldiers come to Afghanistan only after receiving the best possible training and come outfitted with the "best possible" weapons and equipment. "In a theatre like this, though, there is always a small degree or margin for error," he said. "Regrettably, in this incident it appears that there was an accident and certainly appears that that margin of error may have been crossed."
To view Walsh's Memoriam: http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/LFWA/memoriam_walsh.htm