Corporal Anthony Boneca
Corporal Anthony Joseph Boneca was born 13 February 1985 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He joined The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment on 30 April 2002. In 2002 Cpl Boneca was awarded the Regiment’s “Top Shot”. Cpl Boneca was employed as a rifleman with the unit, and deployed on Operation Athena Roto 2, Camp Mirage/Julien as a member of Weapons Detachment Defence and Security Platoon from June to December 2004.
He attended Ex Superior Soldier, a United Kingdom Exchange in May 2005. Cpl Boneca deployed with the 1 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry BG Task Force Orion starting with his work up on 29 October 2005 - 9 July 2006. Cpl Boneca was well known for his high spirit, energy and enthusiasm. He was eager to learn, and excited for all new opportunities and challenges.
Cpl Boneca often made mundane tasks easier with his sense of humour and disposition. He is remembered for his ability to raise morale. Corporal Boneca was killed in action on 9 July 2006 while assaulting a defended compound in the Panjwai District of Kandahar Province.