Sgt. Andrew Doiron was killed in Iraq on Friday, the first casualty of Canada's mission against ISIS. On Tuesday, he returned home.
Doiron was shot and killed in what has been called a "friendly fire" incident as his special forces unit was on its way back to an observation post. Three other Canadians were wounded in the firefight.
Officials with the Kurdish peshmerga have blamed the Canadians for the shooting, a claim Canadian officials have denied. Canadian officials have said the Canadians were not at fault and had been at the same position earlier in the day and informed the Kurds they would return later that night.
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What is not in doubt is the outpouring of support for the soldiers and their families in the wake of the incident.
Many gathered on windy overpasses and dusty shoulders to say goodbye to Sgt. Doiron
Thank you Sgt. Doiron, you make me proud to be part of this Country. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family pic.twitter.com/CdkCfH4cBo— @nathansnoek77
Police officers paid their final respects
The flags at 43 Division are lowered in respect and honour to Sgt. Doiron pic.twitter.com/33d4MfjGuM— @TPS43DAux
We are here with the YIPIs waiting for Sgt Doiron at the Morningside Bridge pic.twitter.com/uGgRLP48T4— @TPS43DAux
As did firefighters
Honoured to accompany @GGDavidJohnston in paying respects to Sergeant Andrew Doiron at CFB Trenton ramp ceremony. One of Canada's finest.— @jkenney
Canadians gathered to wave flags
Others wore them
They all came to honour Andrew Doiron