Our Canadian soldier was killed and three others were injured when their armoured vehicle was struck by an explosion in Zharey District about 12:45 p.m. Kandahar time, December 26, 2008.
The fallen soldier is Private Michael Freeman of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment based at CFB Petawawa.
My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends of our fallen soldier as well to his family and friends who served alongside Private Freeman in Afghanistan. The dedication and sacrifice of soldiers like Private Michael Freeman has helped make a difference in the lives of countless Afghan citizens. You will never be forgotten.