Mike Starker

nat1may7 Mike Starker returned to Canada yesterday. Mike became the 83rd Canadian Soldier to die in Afghanistan when he died last Tuesday in southern Afghanistan when his patrol was ambushed.

His family issued a statement saying: “Mike loved being a paramedic with Calgary EMS and loved being a soldier in the Canadian Forces, especially his time in the Canadian Airborne Regiment.”

“Michael died doing what he loved. In his heart, he was a soldier and in his blood, a paramedic. But soldiering wasn’t the only thing that Mike gave his heart to. He gave his heart and soul to his wife, parents, family and friends.”

Mike was a former member of 2 Commando, serving from 1991 to 1995. He left the military to become a Paramedic in Calgary where he grew up. He served as a reservist with 15 Field Ambulance and was on his second tour of Afghanistan when he died.

R.I.P. Jumper…

8 Responses to “Mike Starker”

  1. on 12 May 2008 at 8:25 amJay Bickerton

    R.I.P.

    You will not be forgotten.

    Bick

  2. on 16 May 2008 at 2:05 amMike doucett

    The Airborne brotherhood has lost another good man.Mike lost his life helping those who could not always help themselves.His sacrifice will not be forgotten,especially by those who were fortunate to have met and known Mike.Fair winds and soft landings Mike.God bless you.AIRBORNE.

  3. on 01 Jun 2008 at 1:12 pmBlaster

    Rest in peace, Mike.

  4. on 16 Jun 2008 at 12:15 amChris Graham

    Godspeed Michael………

  5. on 29 Oct 2008 at 1:44 pmVince Fowler

    Hey Mike,

    Remembrance Day is coming up soon as you know… just makes us miss you more pal.

    Rest in peace buddy – until we meet again…

  6. on 18 Feb 2009 at 8:22 amandrew fletcher

    god bless the queen I was in the shit over there i am still recovering on a daily basis

  7. on 14 Mar 2009 at 11:20 pmJesse van Eijk

    I had the privelege of having mike as my patrol medic on numerous occasions. He was the definition of a warrior. Godspeed Mike.

  8. on 20 May 2009 at 10:22 amdavid schram

    rest in peace, warrior !

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