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Capt Richard Steven “Steve” Leary

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Capt Richard Steven “Steve” Leary

Birth
Brantford, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death
3 Jun 2008 (aged 32)
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Burial
Brantford, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada Add to Map
Plot
Veterans Section
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Recipient of Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)

Captain, commander of Sixth Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Manitoba. Aged 32, he was originally from Brantford Ontario. He was serving with the Canadian contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Capt Leary was killed while on a joint Afghan- Canadian foot patrol when they came under enemy small-arms fire near the village of Talukan in the Panjwaii district, west of Kandahar City.

Steve Leary graduated from McMaster University with a B.A. degree in history. He completed basic officer training in September 2006 and was on his first overseas mission. Colleagues remembered him as an athletic man with a fiery sense of humour and a passion to lead. Capt Leary is survived by his wife Rachel, his parents Richard and Gail Leary, sister Brandi and other relatives.

Funeral service held in the chapel of the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, Brantford, on Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

Capt Leary is the 84th soldier, along with a diplomat, to die since Canada first sent troops to Afghanistan in 2002.

*Thanks to Brian for the grave photo
Recipient of Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)

Captain, commander of Sixth Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Manitoba. Aged 32, he was originally from Brantford Ontario. He was serving with the Canadian contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Capt Leary was killed while on a joint Afghan- Canadian foot patrol when they came under enemy small-arms fire near the village of Talukan in the Panjwaii district, west of Kandahar City.

Steve Leary graduated from McMaster University with a B.A. degree in history. He completed basic officer training in September 2006 and was on his first overseas mission. Colleagues remembered him as an athletic man with a fiery sense of humour and a passion to lead. Capt Leary is survived by his wife Rachel, his parents Richard and Gail Leary, sister Brandi and other relatives.

Funeral service held in the chapel of the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, Brantford, on Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

Capt Leary is the 84th soldier, along with a diplomat, to die since Canada first sent troops to Afghanistan in 2002.

*Thanks to Brian for the grave photo


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  • Created by: Milou
  • Added: Jun 4, 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27321638/richard_steven-leary: accessed ), memorial page for Capt Richard Steven “Steve” Leary (11 Sep 1975–3 Jun 2008), Find a Grave Memorial ID 27321638, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Maintained by Milou (contributor 46858724).