Capt. Simon Mailloux was forced to return home from Afghanistan in 2007 after an attack severed his lower left leg. He spent the last two years healing and undergoing rehab, and now he’s ready to go back. According to the Department of National Defence, Mailloux will be the first ever Canadian soldier to return to combat after losing a limb. He’ll be working as a staff officer in the Kandahar Airfield headquarters. “It’s always been in my mind, from minute one. I asked my major when I was on the treatment table: ‘I’ll be back in a week. Just wait for me, I’ll be there,’ he said.