Corporal Jordan Anderson
Corporal Jordan James Anderson was born in Iqualuit, NWT (now Nunavut). He grew up in Pelly Bay, Tuktoyaktuk and Invuik in the Northwest Territories. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces on 20 July 2000 and was serving as a radio operator with C Company, 3 PPCLI when he was killed.
This was his second overseas mission. He was an avid reader and dog lover. He was only weeks away from the end of his tour of duty, his 26th birthday and his second wedding anniversary. Corporal Anderson was attending university at the time of his death and was only one course shy of completing a Bachelor of Political Science/History degree at the University of Manitoba through the Canadian Forces Program.
He was looking forward to returning to his studies to earn a Masters degree in Strategic Studies and becoming an Intelligence Officer. He died while on duty in the province of Kandahar when the vehicle he was driving struck an Improvised Explosive Device on 4 July 2007.
Corporal Anderson was buried in Beechwood National Military Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, 14 July 2007. He is survived by his wife Amanda, his parents James and Sheila Anderson, and his brothers Ben, Matt and Sam.