Grieving for Guy, the Kiwi Combat Engineer Killed in Gaza

From Lake Kinneret to Lake Taupo, friends and relatives mourn death of Guy Boyland, who followed a long family military tradition.

SYDNEY, Australia – Guy Boyland hailed from a rural lakeside community on New Zealand’s north island that is not so far removed from Kibbutz Ginosar in Israel, where he was raised. But it is a far cry from the Gaza Strip, where Boyland, a 21-year-old decorated combat engineer in the Israel Defense Forces 7th Armored Brigade, was killed last Friday in a firefight with Hamas.