Stepmother Christine Caswell (right) of Trooper Darryl Caswell holds picture of him as she is comforted by a unidentified family member during a repatriation ceremony at CFB Trenton, Ont. Friday.
Grieving family members and military officials gathered on the tarmac at CFB Trenton as the plane landed. Caswell, 25, died Monday while riding in a combat patrol vehicle that hit a roadside bomb about 40 kilometres north of Kandahar.
He was scheduled to return home in just six weeks.
Caswell was deployed with the Reconnaissance Squadron from the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment battle group.
~Bless our soldier and his family and friends.~Funeral:
Trooper Darryl Caswell, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 11, 2007, will be remembered by family, friends and his regiment at a military funeral service in Bowmanville, Ontario.
Where: Trinity United Church, 116 Church St, Bowmanville
When: Wednesday, June 20, 3 p.m.
Officiating: The Reverend Joe Lafave, Incumbent,
Trinity United Captain Lee Lambert,
Padre, Royal Canadian Dragoons
Visitation: Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home,
53 Division St N, Bowmanville
Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Interment: Thursday, June 21, 3 p.m.
National Military Cemetery
of the Canadian Forces