Sunday, May 27, 2007

You Never Get Used to That...

Master Cpl. Michael McCauley holds the Canadian flag at a ramp ceremony, Saturday May 26, 2007, for Cpl. Matthew McCully, who was killed by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan–The mournful skirl of bagpipes echoed across the tarmac at Kandahar Airfield yesterday as Canadian soldiers, for the first time in more than a month, sent a fallen comrade on the first leg of his long journey home.

Eight members of Cpl. Matthew McCully's squadron, their faces taut with the physical and emotional weight of the task at hand, carried his flag-draped coffin to a waiting Hercules.

Cpl. Matthew McCully, the 55th Soldier to die in Afghanistan Mission is going home..

Read the rest of the Story and Pray for the Safety of our Soldiers and the Success of Our Mission in Afghanistan....