The Canadian Press

2010-05-04 | Afghan Canada Soldier

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A 37-year-old navy demolitions expert was killed May 3rd by a roadside bomb -- only two weeks after he was deployed to Afghanistan. Canadian Petty Officer second class Craig Blake and his team were walking back to camp after successfully defusing another bomb in a village 25 kilometers southwest of Kandahar City, when the IED detonated. Brigadier-General Dan Menard said Blake was a role model of a leader among his fellow troops. (Blake was the first Canadian sailor to die in Afghanistan since the mission began in 2002.)

Date: 2010-05-04
Placeline: KANDAHAR, Afghanistan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << incredibly busy with the backbone of Steel Greg put 100% into everything he did he was a compassionate and approachable leader who's positive attitude motivated other soldiers to achieve great results >>


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