Canadian Army Master Corporal Byron Greff, from the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, was killed in Kabul on 29th October 2011 when the vehicle he was in was rammed by a suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives.
M-Cpl. Greff was serving as a mentor and trainer advising Afghan National Army trainers who provide recruit training to Afghan soldiers. He is the first Canadian soldier to be killed since Canada ended its combat mission in Afghanistan in July, and launched its current operation to train Afghan troops.
He joined the Canadian Forces in 2001 and had been serving with the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry since 2002. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and hockey, and in typical paratrooper fashion, he was extremely fit. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan.