At approximately 12:50 a.m. Kandahar time on July 5, a Canadian soldier suffered critical injuries and later died when an explosive device detonated near a dismounted security patrol in Afghanistan's Panjwai district.**********
The fallen soldier was Private Colin William Wilmot, a medic serving with the health services support unit in Afghanistan and attached to the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He was based in Edmonton.
UPDATE: Pte. Wilmot "wanted in"
They said he was not originally scheduled to join the current rotation in Afghanistan, but demanded to be sent.He will be remembered.
"He quickly marched in to see his regiment sergeant-major to indicate he was eager to serve," said Brig.-Gen. Denis Thompson, Canada's top soldier in Afghanistan.
"Colin wanted it known that should a spot become available on the mission, he wanted in.