|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1983, Canada|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 2009, Afghanistan|
Sapper, 24 Field Engineer Squadron, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, based in Petawawa, Ontario. Aged 25, he was from Pinawa, Manitoba. He was deployed as a member of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group serving with the Canadian contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
He was killed after his armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the Zhari District approximately 40 kilometres west of Kandahar City. The incident occurred as hundreds of Canadian, British and American soldiers fanned out over 20 kilometres, looking for Taliban bomb-making materials and weapons caches.
Spr Greenfield was described as an exceptionally fit soldier who recently completed a combat diver's course and aspired to one day join Canada's elite JTF2 special forces team. He loved music, singing and playing the guitar. He grew up in Manitoba and attended high school in Petawawa. Later, he studied graphic arts at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario before joining the military in 2005. He is survived by his parents Penny and Keith, sisters Ainsley (Matthew) and Melanie, grandparents, extended family and his special friend Kailey.
Funeral Service held in St. Francis of Assisi Church, CFB Petawawa on Saturday,
February 7, 2009.
Recipient of Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)
A total of 108 soldiers and one diplomat have died since Canada first sent troops to Afghanistan in 2002.
In November 2010 the Government of Manitoba announced that a lake in the northern part of the province has been named Greenfield Lake to honour the sacrifice of this fallen soldier.
*Thanks to Mike Thompson for the photo.
*Sincere thanks to Bluecanoe for her generous sponsorship of this memorial.
National Military Cemetery
Created by: Milou
Record added: Feb 01, 2009
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