-- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A Canadian soldier travelling behind the senior commander in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province was killed today when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.He will be remembered.
Cpl. Nicholas Bulger, 30, was a member of 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton.
The victim of Friday's bombing, Cpl. Bulger, had spoken of his optimism for Afghanistan in a CBC-TV interview on Canada Day.*
"There's a future here," said Cpl. Bulger, who was looking forward to a vacation in Ontario.
"When we're driving down the streets in rural areas, to look down into the eyes of the children that are there, you get a different perspective, I guess, than what I had when I first came here.