Richard Green (soldier)
He was killed with three others when an American laser-guided bomb was dropped on his unit while taking part in a live-fire training exercise. Their deaths were the first of Canada's war in Afghanistan, and the first in a combat zone since the Korean War.
Green's mother, Doreen Young, was chosen by the Royal Canadian Legion to be the Silver Cross Mother for the Remembrance Day ceremony in 2002. In February 2003, she filed a wrongful death claim against the U.S. government. Her claim argued the pilots acted recklessly when they dropped the 225-kilogram bomb.
However, lawyers representing Young were informed by the United States that, under the Foreign Claims Act in the U.S., Afghan legal codes would have to be applied in the case against the U.S. government.