(Photograph by David Goldman, USA)
June 24, 2011
Canadian Forces soldier Corporal Ben Vandandaigue plays on a drum kit at Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar, overlooking the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Vandandaigue played the drums in a corner of the base when it wasn’t being used to repair armored vehicles, during his unit’s final week of patrols. Canadian combat operations came to an end in July, as troops withdrew from the southern region of Afghanistan. The base was handed over to American troops.