CALGARY - The first Canadian female soldier to be killed in action while serving in a combat role will be honoured by having a new school named for her in Calgary.
Capt. Nichola Goddard, a 26-year-old artillery officer, died in a Taliban ambush in the Panjwaii district of Afghanistan on May 17, 2006.
Lt.-Col. Scott Long trained with Goddard and says the school will be a great legacy.
He says he knows she would be proud and thrilled.
And he says from a military perspective, it's good to see the sacrifice of a soldier recognized by the Calgary Board of Education.
Captain Nichola Goddard School will welcome students for classes next Tuesday.