Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rest In Peace

from CTV news:

"Private Michael Bruce Freeman, 28, was killed and three others were wounded after an improvised explosive device went off in the Zhari District of Kandahar Province.
Brig.-Gen. Denis Thompson, the head of Canadian and NATO forces in Kandahar, said the incident occurred Friday at about 12:45 p.m. local time, about 24 kilometres west of Kandahar City.
Private Freeman was serving with N Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment from CFB Petawawa, Ontario.
"This was Private Freeman's first tour in Afghanistan. He had tremendous enthusiasm and was dedicated to the mission and to his fellow section mates," Thompson said.
"It's terrible to lose a soldier at anytime but certainly during the holidays for the family it's unbelievably difficult," military analyst Mercedes Stephenson told CTV Newsnet.
In December alone, seven Canadian soldiers have been killed by roadside bomb attacks -- making it the most deadly month of 2008.
Stephenson said IEDs are the "number one killer" of Canadians in Afghanistan.
The latest death brings the number of Canadian soldiers killed in the mission in Afghanistan to 104 since 2001.
One diplomat and two aid workers have also been killed."
Rest in peace, our brave hero.



Tabor said...

Thank you.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

So sad, what a loss. Especially at Christmas, not that there's ever a good time, there never is.

Mental P Mama said...

What a tragedy. Always.

Kay Dennison said...

How sad!!!!!!!! I am so tired of this. We need to get out of there NOW.

desert dirt diva said...

yes all the above, what a lose...very tragic,prayers to the family...

Daryl said...

Thank you.

May his family find comfort in happy memories.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Rest in warless peace,

Thanks to this heroes,
and sorry for the family and friend who lost the brave men.


disa said...