Body of latest soldier to die in Afghanistan returns to Canada

The remains of Cpl. Martin Dube, the latest soldier to die in Afghanistan, have arrived on Canadian soil.

Military pallbearers carry the casket of Cpl. Martin Dube at CFB Trenton in Trenton

TRENTON, Ont. — The remains of Cpl. Martin Dube, the latest soldier to die in Afghanistan, have arrived on Canadian soil.

A military plane carrying his casket arrived at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ont., at about 2 p.m. ET.

Residents were expected to crowd overpasses as Dube’s body is taken along a section of Highway 401 dubbed the “Highway of Heroes” on the way to Toronto.

Dube, 35, a combat engineer died Sunday while defusing a roadside bomb in the Panjwaii District.

Dube was based out of the 5e Regiment de genie de combat at CFB Valcartier near Quebec City.

He is the 120th Canadian to die during the mission to Afghanistan since it began in 2002, and the country’s second casualty there in a week.

Pte. Alexandre Peloquin died June 8 after stepping on an explosive device.

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