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CPL Bryce Jeffrey Keller
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Birth: May 27, 1979, Canada
Death: Aug. 3, 2006, Afghanistan


Recipient of Military Medal of Valour
(posthumous)


Corporal with the 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, AB. Aged 27. He was born and raised in Regina, Sask. Survived by his wife Cpl Sarah Keller, a medic with the Edmonton-based 1 Field Ambulance, parents Helen and Melvin, and brothers Scott and Bradley.

Cpl Keller, Sgt Vaughan Ingram and Pte Kevin Dallaire were killed and six other Canadian soldiers injured as the result of a rocket-propelled grenade attack by Taliban militants near the village of Pashmul, approximately 25 kilometres south west of Kandahar City, Afghanistan. The men were only weeks from completing their six-month tours and returning to Canada.

At the cemetery after funeral on Aug 15, 2006, a military honour guard fired three volleys in salute to Keller and a bugler played the mournful notes of the Last Post. Cpl Keller's widow, Cpl Sarah Keller, accepted her husband's beret, medals and a folded Canadian flag.

On October 28, 2008 the Governor-General announced the posthumous award of the Medal of Military Valour to Cpl Keller.

Citation:
On August 3, 2006, while exposed to intense enemy fire in Afghanistan, Corporal Keller demonstrated courage and leadership in order to allow his comrades to attend to a critically wounded soldier. Sadly, Corporal Keller made the ultimate sacrifice that day, but his selfless actions contributed to saving lives and enabled his platoon to hold vital terrain until reinforcements arrived.


Memoriam published in Edmonton Journal on Aug 3, 2007:

In memory of Cpl Bryce Keller, 1 PPLCI.

Husband, Son, Brother & Friend,
forever 27.
A year and it's still hard to breathe knowing you are never coming home.
You are my first thought, my last thought and every thought in between.
For Bryce, who walks the longest road:
Your love will light my way & your memory will ever be with me.
You are missed and loved always.

Love Sarah, Mom & Dad, Scott & Brad, and Mom.

*Thanks to Jack Hill for the grave photos
 
 
Burial:
Glenwood Memorial Gardens
Sherwood Park
Edmonton Census Division
Alberta, Canada
Plot: The Field of Honour
 
Created by: Milou
Record added: Sep 30, 2006
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CPL Bryce Jeffrey Keller
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CPL Bryce Jeffrey Keller
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CPL Bryce Jeffrey Keller
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God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Jun. 23, 2016
God bless you on your Birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: May. 27, 2016
God bless you on Remembrance Day (early). Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: May. 25, 2016
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