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Photo Credit: Courtesy Calgary Herald

MICHELLE  LANG

News Organization: CALGARY HERALD

Died: 2009

Location: AFGHANISTAN

War: AFGHANISTAN: WAR ON TERROR (2001-)

Lang, who was in Afghanistan to report on Canadian troops based there, was killed with four Canadian soldiers when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb. She had just started a six-week assignment in Afghanistan. The Calgary Herald said she is believed to be the first Herald reporter killed on the job in the paper's 126-year history. Lang was 34 and had recently announced her engagement.