Patrick Moulden Obituary, Death – Family and friends of a true Canadian war hero are mourning his untimely passing after a courageous battle against cancer. On the evening of Christmas Eve in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Leading Seaman Patrick Moulden, who had been honored with the Medal of Bravery for his bravery during his service in Afghanistan, passed away suddenly.
Those who were closest to him say that he was an honorable man who made a valiant effort to overcome the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that he developed after his time in the military. The outpouring of grief and sympathy on social media is a testament to his popularity as well as the degree to which he resonated with and connected with other people.
On April 3, 2010, Leading Seaman Patrick Moulden put his life in danger so that a wounded soldier could be safely evacuated from Afghanistan. The soldier was able to make it out alive thanks to Leading Seaman Moulden’s efforts. An improvised explosive device (IED) had seriously injured a member of the armed forces, and Leading Seaman Moulden and his team were sent to the scene after receiving an emergency call about the incident.
Before the other members of the counter-IED team arrived, Leading Seaman Moulden, who was in charge of counter-IED operations, got to work manually dismantling the second device. He did this before they arrived. Leading Seaman Moulden placed himself in a very dangerous position because he only had a limited supply of safety equipment available to him in order to ensure that the IED was dismantled in a timely manner, which would allow for the safe landing of a helicopter that was sent to evacuate a wounded colleague of his. The injured colleague was one of Leading Seaman Moulden’s fellow service members.