Greenslade, one of six Canadian soldiers killed by a roadside bomb last week in Afghanistan, was only 2O when he died. Inside the Main Street Baptist Church in Saint John, the pictures showed a handsome, young man smiling with his prom date, and canoeing and swimming with friends.
Pallbearers carry the coffin of Pte. David Robert Greenslade as they leave the Main Street Baptist Church. (CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan)
Greenslade's funeral was the third of eight services to be held this week for fallen soldiers from Atlantic Canada and Ontario.
The Canadian military's sad duty of burying victims from the worst week of attacks on Canadians in Afghanistan was to continue Thursday in St. Mary's, N.L., where Pte. Kevin Kennedy was to be buried.
Originally from St. Lawrence in eastern Newfoundland, Kennedy was with Greenslade and four other members of Hotel company when their military vehicle hit an explosive device west of Kandahar on Easter Sunday.