"Last month [October 2012], a Canadian soldier who died in combat far from home received a special tribute. At St. Luke's Cathedral in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., a new German-built pipe organ was dedicated to the memory of Captain Nichola Goddard, killed in action in 2006 in Afghanistan at age 26. At the time of her death, the young woman -- whose grandparents are parishioners at St. Luke's -- was serving as a forward observation officer with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. She is the first Canadian woman to die in combat since World War II and was posthumously awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. According to Stephen Mallinger, organist and choirmaster, the new memorial tracker organ was built in Hamburg by the renowned firm of Rudolf von Beckerath. 'A tracker organ uses mechanical linkages between keys, pedals and the valves that allow air to flow into the pipes of the corresponding notes. There are no electronics', he says".