Name: Private Michael Bruce Freeman
Died: December 26, 2008
Hometown: Peterborough, Ontario
Children: Not yet released
Unit: November Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ontario)
Private Michael Freeman was killed and three other soldiers were injured when their armoured vehicle was struck by an explosion in Zharey District about 12:45 p.m. Kandahar time, December 26, 2008. Private Freeman had been on his first tour of Afghanistan. Known as “Chewie” to his peers – he was described as a well-liked member of his platoon. Private Freeman was an avid golfer who loved the game so much that he created his own driving range on the forward-operating base where he was stationed.