Cpl. Nick Bulger was receiving our packages to distribute to the troops. Nick, a Buckhorn boy at heart, lost his life in Afghanistan on July 3, 2009. Here is an excerpt from one of the last letters that Nick emailed:
“Wow thanks so much for the message. So yes all of the boxes got here. Everyone and anyone that heard about them can’t believe the work that your team has done so far. Truly this was something that no one expected at all; not even me. We are actually going out tomorrow morning to distribute them to the guys. I have to say that the timing is great. Tomorrow is Canada Day. Let everyone know we thank you for your support.”
Corporal Nick Bulger, 121st Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Mission
The Buckhorn Community Centre is mourning the loss of Corporal Nick Bulger, killed whenhis vehicle struck a roadside bomb on July 3rd, during the mission in Afghanistan.
Nancy Fairweather, Chair of the BCC Board, expressed, “We are truly saddened by this tragic news. Many Buckhorn children will have fond memories of visiting our Centre last Canada Day, 2008 and touring a Coyote troop carrier with some of Nick’s fellow servicemen – who visited us in response to our many contributions of donated treats and comfort aids sent to Nick’s buddies in Afghanistan. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Rebeka, and daughters Brookelyn, 4, and Elizabeth, 2. in Edmonton; and his mom Kathy, sister Jessica and brothers Sheldon and Chris.”