Source: http://www.historyandwomen.com/2012/11/ ... ddard.htmlOn May 17, 2006, rumors that the Taliban were preparing to launch an assault on the city, resulted in Nichola and the crew becoming in involved in a firefight in the Panjwaye District. As troops were moving into a mosque to capture 15 alleged Taliban members, several dozen hidden militants began firing from neighboring houses. Moments before her death, Nichola became the first army officer, male or female, to direct artillery fire against an enemy force since the Korean War. As crew commander, Nichola was standing half-exposed in her LAV III, when it was struck by two rocket-propelled grenades.
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In honour of Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard, 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, killed on May 17, 2006, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.