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Cpl Nathan Cirillo RIP - Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was killed by a Home Grown Jihadist yesterday. I send my deepest sympathies and condolences to his son and loved ones at this difficult time. The opening shots that began a devastating day on Parliament Hill killed a Hamilton reservist who dreamed of being a full-time soldier and deprived his kindergarten-aged son of his father. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was shot while on honorary guard at the National War Memorial. Ottawa Police announced hours after the shooting that this Canadian soldier had died. He was identified as Cpl Nathan Cirillo, a reservist from Hamilton serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.  Cpl Cirillo died a short time after the attack despite paramedics efforts to revive him at the base of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Lt.-Col. Lawrence Hatfield of the Argyll’s made a brief statement on Wednesday night to reporters and members of the public who gathered outside the James Street armoury. The regiment wishes to express its sincere condolences to the family of Cpl. Cirillo as well as to express our thanks that's been demonstrated by the support of Canadians across this country, he said. Cpl. Cirillo was a very proud member of the Argyll’s and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and we hope that Canadians share that with us Cpl Cirillo started as an army cadet with dreams of being a full time Canadian Soldier, the Cadet program is a wonderful stepping stone for…

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Photo : Robby McRobb October 23, 2014