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Pte Smith Nathan Lloyd
Rank: Private Pte
Regimental Number: T26 981 625
Born: Jun 28, 1975 Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
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Service Details :
3rd Battalion, Afghanistan ISAF. After completing Reserve basic Training in Wainwright during the summer of 1998, Pte Smith transferred to the Regular Force in September 1998.

Sacrifice Medal (SM)
 
Service Notes: Nathan never complained was always cheerful and was reliable. He was the best of us all. I remember in battle school seeing him cleaning his sections boot rubber clumsies. It was 3 am, and he was happy to be doing it. That's the man he was. Neve heard him speak poorly of anyone, he always stood up for his friends. In fact I remember shortly before he died he was talking about selling his truck, I was interested and he said he wouldn't sell it to me because he knew it was on its last legs. I could go on and on but at the end of the day Nathan was a stand up guy and his death along with the 3 men he died with was felt across TF Rakkasan. A dedicated Paratrooper and an amazing Canadian. He completed Battle School and was posted to 3 PPCLI in May 1999, where he served as a Rifleman. He deployed with 3 PPCLI on Op PALLADIUM in 2000. Pte Smith excelled in the various courses that he attended during his tenure in B Company. After completing the Basic Parachutist Course in 2001, he was transferred to A Company, where he continued to serve the Regiment well.
Enlisted: Sept. 24, 1998
Pre/Post War: Nathan grew up in Ostrea Lake on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. He attended Eastern Shore District High School in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia. He graduated from the commercial diving course at Seneca College in Newmarket, Ontario in 1997. He joined the Canadian Army in September 1998. A plaque bearing the names of Sgt. Marc Leger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard Green and Pte. Nathan Smith lies on a floodlit memorial beside the Canadian headquarters at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Deceased: April 17, 2002 at Kandahar, Afghanistan
Cemetery: Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Obituary: Smith was a rifleman and parachutist from Tatamagouche, N.S. He was 26 when he died. Smith served first with Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) in Victoria before moving to Edmonton to serve with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. The compound housing the Canadian Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan was named Camp Nathan Smith after him.
 
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