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    IED kills Canadian soldier in Afghanistan

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    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A young Canadian soldier who had escaped death in an earlier encounter with an improvised explosive device was killed Tuesday while on a foot patrol southwest of Kandahar city.

    Sapper Brian Collier, 24, had dismounted from his vehicle in the village of Nakhonay, 15 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city, when he was killed by an IED blast.

    It's the first Canadian death in Afghanistan since June 26, when two medics _ Master Cpl. Kristal Giesebrecht, 34 and Pte. Andrew Miller, 21 _ died. Their vehicle had also detonated an IED.

    "Canadian soldiers are in a constant struggle with insurgents in places like Nakhonay and elsewhere in the Panjwaii district," said Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance, the commander of Task Force Kandahar.

    "We are working so diligently in the Panjwaii district so that we can bring about the sort of positive changes that have resulted from our operations over the past year in neighbouring Dand district. We seek to do the same in Panjwaii over the next year."

    Collier had been wounded earlier on this tour of duty.

    "Previously injured in a separate IED strike, Sapper Collier fought hard to overcome his injury in order to get back to doing his job with his comrades," said Vance.

    "Today, the entire task force _ both military and civilian _ is mourning our fallen comrade. Any Canadian who could have seen Brian in action would have been proud of him and proud of our country for the work being done with and for Afghans," he added.

    Collier was born in Toronto and raised in Bradford, Ont.

    A member of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based at CFB Edmonton, he was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. It was his first deployment to Afghanistan.

    Vance said Collier was known for his easygoing nature and sense of humour, and was an automobile enthusiast who loved to spend time with his Audi.

    The latest death brings to 151 the total number of Canadian military personnel who have died as part of the Afghanistan mission since it began in 2002.

    IEDs have been the single biggest cause of death among Canadian troops in Afghanistan.

    Eleven out of the 13 Canadian deaths this year were the result of an IED blast. In all, 92 of the 151 Canadian fatalities in the eight-year-old mission came about from IEDs _ which include roadside bombs and certain other type of explosives, according to the Department of National Defence.

    Two civilians _ diplomat Glyn Berry and journalist Michelle Lang _ have also been killed in Canada's mission to Afghanistan.

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    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A young Canadian soldier who had escaped death in an earlier encounter with an improvised explosive device was killed Tuesday while on a foot patrol southwest of Kandahar city.

    Sapper Brian Collier, 24, had dismounted from his vehicle in the village of Nakhonay, 15 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city, when he was killed by an IED blast.

    It's the first Canadian death in Afghanistan since June 26, when two medics _ Master Cpl. Kristal Giesebrecht, 34 and Pte. Andrew Miller, 21 _ died. Their vehicle had also detonated an IED.

    "Canadian soldiers are in a constant struggle with insurgents in places like Nakhonay and elsewhere in the Panjwaii district," said Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance, the commander of Task Force Kandahar.

    "We are working so diligently in the Panjwaii district so that we can bring about the sort of positive changes that have resulted from our operations over the past year in neighbouring Dand district. We seek to do the same in Panjwaii over the next year."

    Collier had been wounded earlier on this tour of duty.

    "Previously injured in a separate IED strike, Sapper Collier fought hard to overcome his injury in order to get back to doing his job with his comrades," said Vance.

    "Today, the entire task force _ both military and civilian _ is mourning our fallen comrade. Any Canadian who could have seen Brian in action would have been proud of him and proud of our country for the work being done with and for Afghans," he added.

    Collier was born in Toronto and raised in Bradford, Ont.

    A member of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based at CFB Edmonton, he was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. It was his first deployment to Afghanistan.

    Vance said Collier was known for his easygoing nature and sense of humour, and was an automobile enthusiast who loved to spend time with his Audi.

    The latest death brings to 151 the total number of Canadian military personnel who have died as part of the Afghanistan mission since it began in 2002.

    IEDs have been the single biggest cause of death among Canadian troops in Afghanistan.

    Eleven out of the 13 Canadian deaths this year were the result of an IED blast. In all, 92 of the 151 Canadian fatalities in the eight-year-old mission came about from IEDs _ which include roadside bombs and certain other type of explosives, according to the Department of National Defence.

    Two civilians _ diplomat Glyn Berry and journalist Michelle Lang _ have also been killed in Canada's mission to Afghanistan.
    I was in Trenton at the time he returned home.

    Rest in Peace Sapper Collier
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    I was at CFB Esquimalt when Craig Blake came home.
    I'd like to offer my condolences to his family, friends and fellow comrades.

    May Petty Officer Blake and all the fallen rest in peace.
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    One morning during CDs at HMCS Ontario, I noticed that all the flags were lowered to half mast but didn't know why. Now, I know. Rest in Peace, Sapper Collier.
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    Corporal Brian Pinksen

    A Canadian soldier, who sustained injuries in Afghanistan, passed away at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany today.

    Corporal (Cpl) Brian Pinksen from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, based in Corner Brook Newfoundland, was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. Cpl Pinksen sustained his injuries when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated during a routine patrol in the Panjwa’i District, southwest of Kandahar City at approximately 1:40 p.m., Kandahar time on 22 Aug, 2010.

    Cpl Pinksen was treated on scene and evacuated by helicopter to the Role 3 Multi-National Medical Facility at Kandahar Airfield then subsequently moved to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre in Germany. He arrived in Ramstein, Germany on 25 August and succumbed to his injuries earlier today at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

    Cpl Pinksen is the 152nd Canadian Forces member to have died in operations related to Afghanistan since Canadians were first deployed to Afghanistan in 2002.

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    Unit: 2nd Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment
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    No, not again! May he never be forgotten.
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    Captain Francis Cecil PAUL - No Repatriation

    Captain Francis Cecil PAUL
    28 Field Ambulance
    February 10th, 2010



    Sadly, Canada once again mourns the tragic loss of one of her Canadian Forces heroes, Captain Frank Cecil PAUL, 53, of Badger Newfoundland. Captain PAUL died of natural causes on February 10th, 2010, whilst on leave at home in Newfoundland. Captain PAUL was a member of 28 Field Ambulance, stationed in Ottawa. Captain Paul has been added to the list of brave Canadians who have fallen in the Afghan mission, bringing our national sacrifice of Canadian Forces personnel to 153. Additionally, a Canadian Diplomat, a Canadian journalist and two Canadian aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan.


    Captain PAUL served as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF - Afg), which is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan. JTF-Afg comprises about 3,500 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

    There is no repatriation for Captain Paul as he has been laid to rest in Canada.

    Statement By The Minister Of National Defence On The Death Of Captain Francis Cecil Paul
    NR - 10.140 - November 26, 2010

    OTTAWA – The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the death of a Canadian Forces member serving Canada’s mission in Afghanistan:

    “I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Captain Francis (Frank) Cecil Paul. Captain Paul passed on February 10, 2010, while at home in Canada on leave from his tour of duty in Afghanistan. His selfless and courageous service to our nation will be remembered by all who knew him. Today, Captain Paul is rightfully taking his place among his comrades who fell helping Afghans build a brighter future for themselves.

    Captain Paul will be remembered as a professional, dedicated soldier who was proud to serve his country as part of this UN-mandated, NATO-led mission. His service to Canada has earned the recognition and the respect of us all.

    He will be missed by the Canadian Forces family, his community and Canadians everywhere – we will always remember him.”

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    Captain Francis Cecil PAUL
    Better known as Frank.

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    Corporal Steve Martin

    Cpl Steve Martin, 24, was killed yesterday (18 December 2010) after an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated while on operations in the Panjwa'i District of Afghanistan's Kandahar Province at approximately 12:30pm local time.

    Cpl Martin was a member of the 3e Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment of CFB Valcartier while serving with the 1e Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group based, also based out of CFB Valcartier


    Corporal Steve Martin
    Unit:3e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment
    CFB Valcartier
    Hometown: St-Cyrille-de-Wendover, Quebec
    Age: 24



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    Corporal Jean-Michel Deziel

    A soldier died at approximately 10:00 hrs Monday morning after falling from the roof of a building at CFB Valcartier. Corporal Jean-Michel Déziel, a member of the Headquarters and Signals Squadron, was in the process of installing a telecommunications antenna when the incident occurred. The soldier was immediately evacuated to the Laval Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Cpl Deziel was a member of the Canadian Forces for over the past 4 years as a Signal Operator His career also took him on overseas deployment to Afghanistan in 2009.



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    Unit: 5e Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters & Signals Squadron
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    Corporal Yannick Scherrer

    Cpl Yannick Scherrer, 24, was killed when an improved explosive device (IED) detonated during his dismounted patrol in the Panjwa'i District of Afghanistan's Kandahar Province at approximately 12:00pm (local time) on Sunday, 27 March, 2011.

    Cpl Scherrer was originally from Montreal, QC and served as a member of the 1e Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, based at CFB Valcartier, while serving with the 1e Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group in Afghanistan.


    Corporal Yannick Scherrer
    Unit: 1e Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment
    CFB Valcartier, QC
    Hometown: Montreal, QC
    Age: 24

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    Bombardier Karl Manning

    Bdr Karl Manning was found dead from non-combat related wounds at approximately 0530hrs Kandahar time on 27 May 2011 at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Zangabad, located 45 kilometres south west of Kandahar Airfield (KAF).

    Bdr Manning, 31, was an Artillery Soldier serving with the 5e Régiment d'artillerie légère du Canada, based out of CFB Valcartier, QC. A Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of this incident. No further details are available at this time, although enemy action has been ruled out.


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    Unit: 5e Régiment d'artillerie légère du Canada
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    Hometown: Chicoutimi, QC
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    Master Corporal Francis Roy

    MCpl Francis Roy was found dead from non-combat related wounds at approximately 0600hrs Kandahar Time on 25 June 2011 at a coalition Forward Operating Base in Kandahar City.

    A Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of this incident.

    Roy, 32, was a native of Rimouski, QC. Prior to joining the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) as a logistician he was an infantry soldier with the Royal 22e Régiment


    Master Corporal Francis Roy
    Unit: Canadian Special Operations Regiment
    Hometown: Rimouski, QC
    Age: 32
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    Rest in peace, You made a difference in this world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaulT View Post
    MCpl Francis Roy was found dead from non-combat related wounds at approximately 0600hrs Kandahar Time on 25 June 2011 at a coalition Forward Operating Base in Kandahar City.

    A Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of this incident.

    Roy, 32, was a native of Rimouski, QC. Prior to joining the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) as a logistician he was an infantry soldier with the Royal 22e Régiment


    Master Corporal Francis Roy
    Unit: Canadian Special Operations Regiment
    Hometown: Rimouski, QC
    Age: 32
    Rest In Peace, M/Cpl.
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    Garett Styles

    I know this thread is for the troops serving in Afghanistan, but I want to give my condolences to this police officer who died today.


    15-year-old York Region boy with no driver’s licence was facing possible homicide charges Tuesday after an early-morning joy ride in his parents’ van with friends allegedly claimed the life of a young police constable, dragged and crushed on a lonely rural highway north of Toronto during what should have been a routine traffic stop.


    Alone on patrol, Constable Garrett Styles, 32, had stopped the suspect vehicle on Highway 48 at Herald Road, east of Highway 404, in the hamlet of East Gwillimbury at around 4:50 a.m. He parked his cruiser directly behind the 2005 Dodge Caravan, walked up to it and discovered four teenagers inside.

    The officer ran the van’s licence plate, discovered the vehicle did not belong to any of the occupants and reached inside for the keys, a police source said.

    At that point the van suddenly lurched forward, snagging Constable Styles and dragging him for about 300 metres. The driver lost control and the van rolled over on top of the officer, York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe later told reporters.

    Constable Styles, who was able to radio for help, was freed from the wreckage by firefighters, then rushed to nearby Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, where he died from his injuries at around 6 a.m.

    Article continued... http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2078302/



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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureParatrooper View Post
    I know this thread is for the troops serving in Afghanistan, but I want to give my condolences to this police officer who died today.


    15-year-old York Region boy with no driver’s licence was facing possible homicide charges Tuesday after an early-morning joy ride in his parents’ van with friends allegedly claimed the life of a young police constable, dragged and crushed on a lonely rural highway north of Toronto during what should have been a routine traffic stop.


    Alone on patrol, Constable Garrett Styles, 32, had stopped the suspect vehicle on Highway 48 at Herald Road, east of Highway 404, in the hamlet of East Gwillimbury at around 4:50 a.m. He parked his cruiser directly behind the 2005 Dodge Caravan, walked up to it and discovered four teenagers inside.

    The officer ran the van’s licence plate, discovered the vehicle did not belong to any of the occupants and reached inside for the keys, a police source said.

    At that point the van suddenly lurched forward, snagging Constable Styles and dragging him for about 300 metres. The driver lost control and the van rolled over on top of the officer, York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe later told reporters.

    Constable Styles, who was able to radio for help, was freed from the wreckage by firefighters, then rushed to nearby Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, where he died from his injuries at around 6 a.m.

    Article continued... http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2078302/



    Constable Garrett Styles
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    REST IN PEACE
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    I couldn't believe this actually happened, Rest in Peace to him.
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    Sergeant Janick Gilbert

    On the evening of Thursday, 27 October 2011, Sergeant Janick Gilbert, a Search and Rescue Technician with 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron of 8 Wing Trenton was killed while participating in a Search and Rescue mission near Igloolik, Nunavut, where he was assisting two boaters in need.





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    Master Corporal Byron Greff

    MCpl Greff was killed by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while transiting through Kabul as a passenger on an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) vehicle. The incident took place at approximately 11:30 a.m. (Kandahar time) on 29 October 2011. He was serving as a mentor and trainer on Operation Attention, the Canadian Forces contribution to the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan. His role was to advise Afghan National Army trainers who provide recruit training to Afghan soldiers. MCpl Greff was also serving on his second deployment to Afghanistan.



    Master Corporal Byron Greff
    3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
    CFB Edmonton, AB
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