Thursday, May 18, 2006
16th Afghan War Soldier Killed in Combat Is Canada's First Woman
Capt. Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard was the first ever female Canadian Soldier killed in combat. Captain Goddard a 26-year-old CFB Shilo-based soldier was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while she was riding in an LAV armoured vehicle during heavy fighting with Taliban guerrillas during a firefight with Taliban insurgents yesterday. Reported by Canoe. For US perspective see CNN coverage. See British BBC perspective. Asia Times perspective. See also Globe and Mail report. Her Parents remember her as per the Toronto Star. CBC reports on thousands of comrades who send Goddard home. Goddard's husband comments at CBC.