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Local soldier among honoured ‘fallen heroes’

Trooper Brian Good was killed by a roadside bomb while on duty with the Royal Canadian Dragoons in Afghanistan on Jan. 7, 2009.

Trooper Brian Good was killed by a roadside bomb while on duty with the Royal Canadian Dragoons in Afghanistan on Jan. 7, 2009.

He wasn’t the first Canadian soldier to die while serving in Afghanistan. He wasn’t the last. Just this week, two more Canadians were killed overseas, bringing the total dead to 133.

Last night, Brian Good and all those who have served in the Canadian Forces, especially those who gave their lives, were honoured at the ninth annual Candlelight Tribute to Veterans at Lansdowne Park.

“Canadians have fought to defend Canada and our allies and they have fought to destroy evil and provide for a brighter tomorrow,” said Maj.-Gen. Peter Devlin.

Nearly 500 veterans were on hand for the event, but a special tribute was made to the family of Trooper Good, who were presented with the sign for a street in Riverside South named in his honour.

Brian’s wife, Sandra, thanked everyone from across the country for their support.

“To honour his sacrifice in this way means so much to all of us,” she said. “I know Brian would be especially proud of his military family and the way they have been there for us during this difficult time. We will never forget any of our fallen heroes.”

 
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