Cpl. Matthew McCully
Cpl. Matthew McCully, the Canadian soldier killed Friday by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan, died alongside the Afghan soldiers he helped mentor.
He was a member of Canada's Operational Mentor and Liaison Team, which trains Afghans how to fight as organized units.
McCully, who was based in CFB Petawawa, was killed while taking part in Operation Hoover -- a large offensive launched against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan.
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