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Soldiers bid farewell to Major Michelle Mendes
CP Video - Friday, April 24, 2009 at 6:14 EDT
Coalition troops from Canada and around the world gathered Friday on the tarmac at Kandahar Airfield to bid a final farewell to Major Michelle Mendes. The 30-year-old soldier, who was based in Ottawa, was found dead Thursday in an accommodation room on the sprawling air base.
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN A female military intelligence specialist who was found dead in her Forces' accommodation room at Kandahar Air Field left “no goodbyes or signs,” a Canadian padre said at a ramp ceremony held for Major Michelle Mendes late Friday night.
“Her tragic death has left many of us stunned.
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