A Canadian soldier, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, was killed. He was a reserve member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders from Hamilton, Ontario. He was on ceremonial guard duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Canadian National War Memorial where he was shot. Only this fall Cirillo got the assignment. Cirillo died in hospital later that morning, leaving behind a young son.
Nathan Cirillo was the strong, smiling type. The Canadian army reservist could look the part of the intimidating soldier, but loved snuggling with his dog, enjoying music or joking with friends. He was part of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a reserve unit of the Canadian army.