Body of Cpl. Pinksen arrives at CFB Trenton

A military plane carrying the body of the latest Canadian soldier to die during the Afghan mission arrived this afternoon at CFB Trenton, in eastern Ontario.

The hearse carrying the remains of Corporal Brian Pinksen leaves after a repatriation ceremony at CFB Trenton on Thursday. Corporal Pinksen died in hospital in Germany August 30 after being injured by an IED in Afghanistan on August 22.

The hearse carrying the remains of Corporal Brian Pinksen leaves after a repatriation ceremony at CFB Trenton on Thursday. Corporal Pinksen died in hospital in Germany August 30 after being injured by an IED in Afghanistan on August 22.

CFB TRENTON, Ont. — A military plane carrying the body of the latest Canadian soldier to die during the Afghan mission arrived this afternoon at CFB Trenton, in eastern Ontario.

Cpl. Brian Pinksen was wounded by a roadside bomb during a routine patrol southwest of Kandahar on Aug. 22.

He died at a hospital in Germany on Monday.

Pinksen, a member of 2nd Battalion with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, was based in Corner Brook, N.L.

His body will travel along the Highway of Heroes to the coroner’s office in Toronto.

A total of 152 Canadian soldiers have died as part of the Afghan mission since it began in 2002.