He hadn't been in Afghanistan long, but Sapper Brian Collier had already earned a reputation as a competent combat engineer, survived a blast from an improvised explosive device and beat his injuries to return to duty.Try getting your shit blown up... and returning to that workplace.
Early Tuesday morning, the 24-year-old soldier was killed by another IED while on foot patrol in the Panjwai district.
What kind of courage would that take?
Just don't ask a Canadian journalist... they're too busy screaming about what we used to... in my childhood... refer to as "the weather"... or poor little Lindsay Lohan.
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"I live near a CF base. I am determined to go the extra few steps when I see a Canadian in uniform, shake their hand, look them straight in the eyes and say, 'Thank you for serving'."