Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rest In Peace


From left to right:
Sgt. Shawn Eades, Cpl. Dustin Wasden and Sapper Stephan Stock


THE CANADIAN PRESS
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan

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Three Canadian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device as a "much more aggressive" insurgency exacted another deadly toll on NATO soldiers in the country.
The Canadian deaths came amid attacks on French and Polish soldiers in the country, but Canada's top soldier in Afghanistan said today it should not be seen as a sign the Taliban is gaining strength.
"What I'd say is that they're much more aggressive this fighting season than they've been in the past," Brig.-Gen. Denis Thompson said.
The three soldiers were on patrol in Zhari district at about 10:30 a.m. local time Wednesday, when they were killed by an improvised explosive device. They were on their way to a site to do a reconnaissance of a route to be used for a future operation.
A fourth soldier was seriously injured.

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The rest of the story is here.

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The deaths bring the total number of Canadian soldiers who have died during the Afghan mission to 93.

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Rest In Peace

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5 comments:

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

It is most kind and thoughtful of you to bring to our attention that our good neighbor to the North is not only supporting us, but sharing the pain-----. A nice post.

Daryl said...

What a lovely post ... I wish more of the heroes who die for this insanity were remembered by the fool who started it all ...

Rest in Peace .. and may your families find comfort knowing you died being heroes.

:-Daryl

sablonneuse said...

It is terrible that so many young men are losing their lives in this neverending war. If only world leaders would think of the longterm consequences before taking the violent option.

Wendy said...

War does not solve anything. It sucks!! And the loss of life is not worth it.

i beati said...

I cannot stand this and neither pres candidate has a plan less than 2 years - we should never ever be there sorry but that's how I feel..sk