OTTAWA, Ontario — A Canadian soldier working with
Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan died in a non-combat
related incident yesterday.
Anthony Klumpenhouwer, 25, from Listowel, Ontario, was killed in an
accident. The communications technician was working on a tower when
the accident occurred.
MCpl Klumpenhouwer is the first special forces member to die in
Klumpenhower, a member of an
elite special forces unit, was killed in a tragic accident when he
fell from a communications tower while performing surveillance
duties in Kandahar.
One of 13 siblings, Klumpenhower was remembered by his aunt as
having bright blue eyes and a "beautiful smile," The Canadian Press
She also described her nephew as a born soldier who was cut out for
his chosen profession. She said he originally enlisted with plans to
stay short term, but found the military to be such a good fit that
he decided to stay on.