worked with Starker in the past I was struck by the loss and pain experienced by those close to him. He left his wife and family as well as many friends behind. One of my good friends was particularly close to him and was in Afghanistan with him at the time. To this day he struggles with this loss. It was at the funeral for Starker where we all formed up behind an ambulance and marched with him past city hall. As we
worked our way along the streets the Calgary Fire Department draped a massive Canadian Flag from their trucks high up across the road. As I crossed under the Canadian Flag I was struck by the thought that… “I have only scraped the surface of sacrifice”. Less than a year later we would lose another, Sgt. George Miok.