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Soldier’s body returning home


KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanista­n — Thousands of NATO troops lined the runway yesterday as the casket of Capt. Richard Leary was carried into the belly of a Canadian Forces Hercules for his final trip home. Leary, 32, was leading his platoon during a firefight Tuesday morning when he was shot — the 84th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanista­n since 2002.

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