June 26, 2010
Andrew was deployed as a medic in Afghanistan and attached to the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. He and Kristal Giesebrecht were killed approximately 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar when their vehicle detonated an IED. They were responding to a report of a mine found in the doorway of a home. Andrew, 21, was from Sudbury, Ont. and on his first tour in Afghanistan.