Friday, May 25, 2007

Corporal Matthew J. McCully ~ May 25th, 2007

As Military Moms and Dads, families and friends, our hearts are brought together, holding out our hands and being strong for each other as we hear news of a fallen soldier. Today, our hearts and thoughts and prayers are with the family (home and military) and friends of Corporal Matthew McCully today.

Photo: DND

Corporal Matthew J. McCully

Cpl McCully was killed earlier today in Afghanistan. He was a Signals Operator based at 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron, CFB Petawawa, Ontario. His next of kin have been notified.
Corporal McCully tragically lost his life after an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in the proximity of where he was patrolling by foot, along with Afghan national security forces, close to the village of Nalgham, approximately 35 km west of Kandahar City. The incident occurred at approximately 8:00 a.m. Kandahar time.
The courage and dedication demonstrated by Corporal McCully in his efforts to assist the Afghan national security forces represent Canada in the proudest way. He will be missed by many.

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