Greg Eby, identified by his father as a friend of the fallen
soldier, left a message on the Department of National Defence's
message board in September paying tribute to the
troops. Klukie's immediate family in Thunder Bay
declined to comment on the soldier's death
Saturday, but Capt. Jim Davis, a military
spokesman, said the Klukie family would organize
a press conference next week.
The young soldier's
family and friends honoured him for the ultimate
sacrifice he made for his country. Words of
remembrance came from the his family, as well as
a Hillcrest High School coach, who dedicated the
upcoming basketball season to the former player.
David Klukie, the fallen soldier's brother,
spoke of the his younger brother's passion for
life, his love and commitment to his family, and
how proud he was to be a part of the Canadian
Davis of the
her son Pte.