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Since the start of Canadian military activities in Afghanistan, 157 Canadian soldiers, one journalist and one diplomat have lost their lives.



Oct 29, 2011:   Master Corporal Byron Greff, (3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) Killed in a in a suicide car bombing near Kabul.

June 24, 2011:  Master Corporal Francis Royn, (CSOR) Non-combat death.

May 27, 2011:  Bombardier Karl Manningn, 31, (Royal Canadian Horse Artillery) Non-combat death.

Mar 27, 2011:  Corporal Yannick Scherrern, 24, (1 R22eR) Killed by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Kandahar.

Dec 18, 2010:  Corporal Steve Martin, 24, (1st Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment) was killed by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol near a major road construction project that U.S.-led military forces are pushing into Taliban territory in Panjwai district as part of a fresh offensive. On his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, he died two days before his 25th birthday.

Aug 30, 2010:  Corporal Brian Pinksen, 20, (2nd Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment) died of his wounds inflicted by an improvised explosive device eight days earlier on August 22, 2010 while on foot patrol near Nakhonay, about 15 kilometres west of Kandahar city.

Jul 20, 2010:   Sapper Brian Collier, 24, (1 Combat Engineer Regiment) was killed by an improvised explosive device after he had dismounted from his armoured vehicle in Nakhonay about 15 km southwest of Kandahar city in the Panjwaii district.

Jun 26, 2010:  Master Corporal Kristal Giesebrecht, 34, (1 Canadian Field Hospital, 1st Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment) and Private Andrew Miller, 21, (2 Field Ambulance, 1st Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment) were killed when their vehicle detonated an improvised explosive device about 20 km southwest of Kandahar city while responding to a report of a mine found in the doorway of a home. A third Canadian soldier was also wounded in the blast.

June 21, 2010:  Sergeant James Patrick MacNeil, 28, (2 Combat Engineer Regiment) was killed by an improvised explosive device after he had dismounted from his armoured vehicle in Nakhonay about 15 km southwest of Kandahar city in the Panjwaii district, on one of the deadliest days for foreign soldiers in the war, with nine deaths. MacNeil was on his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan.

June 06, 2010:  Sergeant Martin Goudreault, 35, (1 Combat Engineer Regiment) was killed by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol about 15 km southwest of Kandahar city in the Panjwaii district. Goudreault was on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.

May 24, 2010:  Trooper Larry Rudd, 26, (Royal Canadian Dragoons 1st Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment) was killed by an IED during a combat re-supply patrol near the village of Salavat, about 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city.

May 18, 2010:  Colonel Geoff Parker, 42, (Royal Canadian Regiment) was killed when a man believed to be working for the Taliban drove a car full of explosives into a NATO convoy during morning rush hour on the edge of Kabul.

May 13, 2010:  Private Kevin McKay, 24, (1 PPCLI) was killed by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol southwest of Kandahar city.

May 04, 2010:  Petty Officer 2nd Class Douglas Craig Blake, 37, (Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic (FDU-A), was killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated about 25 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City.

Apr 11, 2010:  Private Tyler William Todd, 26, (1 PPCLI), was killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated during a dismounted security patrol in Dand district.

Mar 20, 2010:  Corporal Darren James Fitzpatrick, 21, (3 PPCLI), was wounded in an IED attack on March 6th and later died of his wounds at the University of Alberta Hospital.

Feb 12, 2010:  Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker, 24, (Loyal Edmonton Regiment), died in a weapons training range accident.

Jan 16, 2010:   Sergeant John Wayne Faught, 44, (1 PPCLI), was killed after stepping on an improvised explosive device in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province while on a joint foot patrol.

Dec 30, 2009:  Sergeant George Miok, 28, (41 CER), Sergeant Kirk Taylor, 28, (84th Independant Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery), Corporal Zachery McCormack, 21, (Loyal Edmonton Regiment), Private Garrett William Chidley, 21, (2 PPCLI) were all killed when the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an IED in Kandahar city. A Canadian Journalist reporting for the Calgary Herald was also killed in the blast.

Dec 23, 2009:  Lieutenant Andrew Richard Nuttall, 30, (1 PPCLI) was killed by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol in Kandahar

Oct 30, 2009:  Sapper Steven Marshall, 24, (1 CRE) was killed by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol in Kandahar.

Oct 28, 2009:  Lieutenant Justin Garrett Boyes, 26, (3 PPCLI) was killed by an IED in Panjwaii District about 20 km southwest of Kandahar city while leading a foot patrol with Afghan National Police. Two other soldiers were wounded in the blast.

Sep 17, 2009:  Private Jonathan Couturier, 23, (2 R22eR) was killed by a roadside blast when the armoured vehicle he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device (IED) about 25km southwest of Kandahar city while returning from an operation launched against insurgents in Panjwaii district. 11 other Canadian soldiers were also wounded by the blast.

Sept 14, 2009:  Private Patrick Lormand, 21, (2 R22eR) was killed by a roadside blast when the armoured vehicle he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device (IED) about 13km southwest of Kandahar city. Four other Canadian soldiers were also injured in the blast.

Sept 06, 2009: Major Yannick Pepin, 36, and Corporal Jean-Francois Drouin, 21, (5e Régiment du genie de combat) were killed by a roadside blast while riding in an armoured vehicle as part of a convoy in Dand district southwest of Kandahar.

Aug 02, 2009:  Coporal Christian Bobbitt, 23, and Sapper Matthieu Allard, 21, (5e Régiment du genie de combat) were both killed when their resupply convoy was struck by two improvised explosive devices in southern Afghanistan's Zhari district. They had come out of their vehicle to secure the area after the first explosion, when another IED exploded. One other soldier was seriously wounded in the blast

Jul 16, 2009:   Private Sébastien Courcy, 26, (3 R22eR) fell to his death from a piece of high ground he was occupying on a cliff while conducting a combat operation in the Panjwayi District. The incident occurred approximately 17 km southwest from Kandahar City during a rare firefight between Canadian troops and insurgents.

Jul 07, 2009:    Master Corporal Pat Audet, 38, (430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron) and Corporal Martin Joannette, 25, (3 R22eR) were killed in a CH-146 Griffon helicopter crash possibly caused by mechanical failure or human error, along with a coalition soldier from another country, at an American forward operating base in Zabul province, about 80 km northeast of Kandahar city. Three other Canadian soldiers were injured in the crash.

Jul 04, 2009:    Master Corporal Charles-Philippe Michaud, 28, (3 R22eR) died in a Quebec City hospital of his wounds sustained 11 days earlier on June 23 when he stepped on a land mine while on foot patrol in the Panjwaii district, southwest of Kandahar city. He had first been evacuated by helicopter to the hospital at Kandahar Airfield, then flown to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre in Germany, before being flown to Quebec City on June 28, but had never regained consciousness.

Jul 03, 2009:    Corporal Nicholas Bulger, 30, (3 PPCLI) was killed when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Zhari district of Kandahar province. The explosion occurred seconds after the bomb was narrowly missed by the vehicle carrying the senior commander of coalition forces in the province.  Five other Canadian soldiers were also wounded in the IED blast, with three sustaining injuries serious enough to require evacuation to Germany for further medical treatment.

Jun 14, 2009:   Corporal Martin Dubé, 35, (5 Combat Engineer Regiment) was killed in the Panjwai district about 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city when the explosive device he was trying to defuse detonated. The explosion also killed an Afghan police officer and seriously wounded an Afghan interpreter.

Jun 08, 2009:   Private Alexandre Péloquin, 20, (Royal 22e Régiment) was killed by an explosive device while on foot patrol in the southern Afghanistan town of Nakhoney in the Panjwai district. His unit had been involved in a 6-day sweep to find and remove materials used to make IEDs.

Apl 24,2009:    Major Michelle Mendes, 30, (Defence Intelligence), Found dead in her accommodation room at Kandahar Air Field; enemy action was ruled out, and, according to a Canadian government source,

Apr 13, 2009:   Trooper Karine Blais, 21, (12th Canadian Armored Regiment at Valcartier, Quebec) was killed by an IED while travelling in a light armoured vehicle in the Shah Wali Kot district. Four other Canadian soldiers were wounded in the blast.  Karine was the second female soldier from Canada to die on active duty in Afghanistan.

Mar 20, 2009:  Trooper Jack Bouthillier, 20, (Royal Canadian Dragoons) and Trooper Corey Joseph Hayes , 22, (Royal Canadian Dragoons) were killed when a roadside bomb detonated under their vehicle in the Shah Wali Kot district about 20 km northwest of Kandahar City, while taking part in a massive operation to attack Taliban command centres and supply routes. Three other Canadian soldiers wounded in the blast.

Mar 20, 2009:  Master Corporal Scott Vernelli, 28, (3 RCR) and Corporal  Tyler Crooks, 24, (3 RCR) were killed when a roadside bomb detonated while on a six-hour, overnight dismounted mission in Zhari, about 40 km west of Kandahar City, as part of a massive operation to attack Taliban command centres and supply routes. Five other Canadian soldiers wounded in the blast.

Mar 08, 2009:  Trooper Marc Diab, 22, (Royal Canadian Dragoons), was killed when a large improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his armoured vehicle in the southern Shah Wali Kot district. Four other Canadian soldiers were wounded by the explosion, with three of them having to be evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Mar 04, 2009:  Warrant Officer Dennis Raymond Brown, 38, (Lincoln and Welland Regiment), Coporal Dany Oliver Fortin, 29, (425 Tactical Fighter Squadron 3 Wing) and Coporal  Kenneth O'Quinn, 25, (2 CMBG Headquarters & Signal Squadron) were killed by a massive roadside bomb that detonated near their armoured Bison vehicle as they headed back to base after having defused another IED that had been called in by the Afghan National Police.

Jan 31, 2009:  Sapper Sean David Greenfield, 25, a combat engineer based in Petawawa, Ont, was killed by a roadside bomb Saturday near Kandahar city.  A bomb exploded under Greenfield's armoured vehicle in the Zhari district, about 40 kilometres west of Kandahar city.

Jan. 7, 2009:  Trooper Brian Richard Good, 42 (a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment and stationed at the eastern Ontario Canadian Forces Base Petawawa) was killed in the northern part of Afghanistan's Kandahar province when an improvised explosive device detonated near the armoured vehicle in which he was travelling.

Dec. 27, 2008:  Warrant Officer Gaetan Joseph Roberge (a member of the Royal 22nd Regiment who was serving with the Irish Regiment of Canada in Sudbury, Ont.) and Sgt. Gregory John Kruse (from 24 Field Squadron, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Petawawa, Ont.) were on a security patrol in the Panjwai district (west of Kandahar city) and were killed by a roadside bomb. 

Dec. 26, 2008:  Pte. Michael Freeman, 28, who served with November Company, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment from CFB Petawawa, Ont. He was less than two weeks back in Kandahar from home leave. This was his first tour of Afghanistan.

Dec. 14, 2008:  Corporal Thomas James Hamilton, Private John Michael Roy Curwin, and Private Justin Peter Jones (all from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment based at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick) were killed and another wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their armored vehicle while on patrol in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province

Dec. 5, 2008:  Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren, Pte. Demetrios Diplaros and Warrant Officer Robert Wilson, based at CFB Petawawa, were in an armoured vehicle west of Kandahar city around 9 a.m. local time.   As with many of the deaths, the latest casualties came from an improvised explosive device (IED) — one of the Taliban's weapons of choice.

Sept. 7, 2008:  Sgt. Scott Shipway, 2nd battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Shilo, Man.
Home: Saskatchewan, was killed by a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan.  He was nearing the end of his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, and had served in the military since 1991. He had previously completed tours of duty in Cyprus, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

Sept. 3, 2008:  Three Canadian soldiers in their early twenties, who had nearly finished their tour of duty, were killed during a fatal ambush in Afghanistan's volatile Zhari district. Five others were wounded. Cpl. Andrew Grenon -  Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Shilo, Man. Grenon, 23, was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Cpl. Mike Seggie - Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.   Seggie, 21, followed in the footsteps of his father and uncle, who had also served with the Princess Patrica's. Pte. Chad Horn - Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.  Horn, 21, was greatly admired by his peers and was considered one of the best Light Armoured Vehicle gunners

August 20, 2008:  Three Canadian soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan's Zhari district, and another soldier was injured in the blast.  Sgt. Shawn Eades, 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group. Sapper Stephan John Stock, 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment from Edmonton, Alberta and attached to the Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group. Cpl. Dustin Roy Robert Joseph Wasden, 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment from Edmonton, Alberta and attached to the Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group.

August11, 2008:   Master Cpl. Erin Doyle, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton.
Hometown: Kamloops, B.C. A Canadian soldier has died in Afghanistan after insurgents attacked a remote outpost in the volatile Panjwaii district.

August 9, 2008: Master Cpl. Josh Roberts, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Man.
(Hometown: Saskatoon).   A Saskatchewan-born soldier was fatally shot during a firefight in Afghanistan early Saturday, as Canadian troops fought insurgents in the volatile Zhari district.

July 18, 2008:   Cpl. James Hayward Arnal, 25, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Man. A Canadian soldier (on his 2nd tour) died in Afghanistan after he was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) buried in the ground during a night patrol in the Panjwaii district.

July 6, 2008:  Pte. Colin William Wilmot, 1st Field Ambulance, Edmonton Garrison.  A Canadian medic out on foot patrol in Kandahar province's Panjwaii district died following an explosion.

July 4, 2008:   Cpl. Brendan Anthony Downey, 37, Military policeman, 17 Wing Detachment, Dundurn.  Was found dead in his sleeping quarters in the early morning hours at a Canadian base in the Persian Gulf that is used to provide logistical support for the Afghan mission.

June 7, 2008:  Capt. Jonathan Sutherland Snyder, 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Edmonton. (Hometown: Penticton, B.C.) while leading a night patrol in Zhari district died after falling down a well, known locally as a kariz, in a grape field. He  worked with the Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team (OMLT) and was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

June 3, 2008:  Capt. Richard (Steve) Leary, 32, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Shilo, Man. (Hometown: Brantford, Ont.) was killed when  Taliban militants ambushed a joint Canadian-Afghan foot patrol in the Panjwaii district.

May 6, 2008:  Cpl. Michael Starker, 36 (reservist), 15 Field Ambulance, Edmonton (Calgary detachment) (Hometown: Calgary) died in hospital after Taliban militants attacked Canadian soldiers out in the village of Pashmul in Zhari district west of Kandahar City.

April 4, 2008:  Pte. Terry John Street, 24, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Shilo, Man.
(Hometown: Hull, Que.) died in the Panjwaii district west of Kandahar City after his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

March 16, 2008:  Sgt. Jason Boyes, 32, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Shilo, Man. (Hometown: Napanee, Ont.) on foot patrol in the Panjwaii district about 35 kilometres west of Kandahar City stepped on an improvised explosive device, dying in hospital of his injuries.

March 11, 2008:  Bombardier Jeremie Ouellet, 22, 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, Shilo, Man. (Hometown: Matane, Que.) became the 80th soldier to lose his life.

March 2, 2008: Trooper Michael Yuki Hayakaze, a 25-year-old member of the Lord Strathcona's Horse, an armoured regiment based in Alberta, became the 79th soldier killed in Afghanistan.  He was killed by a roadside bomb while on a resupply mission west of Kandahar city, just days before his tour was up

January 23, 2008: Cpl. Etienne Gonthier, 21, a Quebec-born combat engineer from the 5th Regiment, became the 78th soldier killed in Afghanistan after his light armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device while engaged in a road-clearing exercise about 35 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City in the western reaches of Panjwaii district

January 15, 2008Trooper Richard Renaud, 26, from Alma, north of Quebec City, was killed in a roadside bomb explosion during a routine patrol in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province, about 10 kilometres north of the city of Kandahar.

January 6, 2008: Warrant Officer Hani Massouh, 41, and Cpl. Eric Labbe, 31, were killed Sunday when their armoured vehicle rolled over in wet, rugged terrain southwest of Kandahar city

December 30, 2007: Jonathan Dion, 27, a gunner from Val d'Or, Quebec died while carrying out a routine patrol in Zhari district, about 20 kilometres west of Kandahar City.

November 17, 2007: Cpl. Nicholas Raymond Beauchamp, of the 5th Field Ambulance, and Pte. Michel Levesque, of the Royal 22nd Regiment, both based in Valcartier, were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their LAV-III armoured vehicle in Zhari district.

September 24, 2007Cpl. Nathan Hornburg, 24,  of the King's Own Calgary Regiment died in heavy mortar fire and four other NATO troops were wounded as part of Operation Good Soldier in the Panjwai District of Afghanistan.

August 22, 2007:   Master Cpl. Christian Duchesneof the 5th Ambulance company and Master Warrant Officer Mario Mercier of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment (the Van Doo) based in Valcartier, Que., were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

August 19, 2007: Pte Simon Longtin was killed Sunday, August 19, by a roadside bomb, becoming the first member of Quebec’s storied Van Doos regiment to die while serving in Afghanistan.

July 4, 2007: Six Canadian soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle. Capt. Matthew Johnathan DaweCpl. Cole Bartsch ,Cpl. Jordan AndersonCapt. Jefferson Francis and Pte. Lane Watkins, all of 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, and Master-Cpl. Colin Bason, a reservist from The Royal Westminster Regiment. The identity of the other casualty has not been released. 

June 20, 2007Sgt. Christos Karigiannis, Cpl. Stephen Frederick Bouzane and Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe, all of 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb near a forward-operating base at Sperwan Ghar, west of Kandahar.

June 11, 2007 :Trooper Darryl Caswell, 25, waskilled whenthe armoured vehicle he was driving was ripped apart by an improvised explosive deviceen route to a remote NATO base in Afghanistan since 2002.

May 30, 2007 : Master Cpl. Darrell Jason Priede was the 56th Canadian service member killed since 2002 in Afghanistan, his death coming less than a week after another corporal lost his life to a roadside bomb.

May 25, 2007: Corp. Matthew McCully. An infantryman killed when a road-side bomb exploded nearhim during Operation Hoover, a major operation to clear out Taliban.

April 18, 2007: Master Cpl. Anthony Klumpenhouwer.A special operations soldier died in an accident when he fell while climbing a communications tower.

April 17, 2002: Sgt. Marc D. Leger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard A. Green and Pte. Nathan Smith were killed by friendly fire when an American fighter jet dropped a laser-guided 225-kilogram bomb on the soldiers during a training exercise near Kandahar. All served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group.

April 11, 2007 : Master Cpl. Allan Stewart, 30, and Trooper Patrick James Pentland, 23 - both of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, Ont. - died after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in an area about 38 km west of Kandahar City.

April 8, 2007 : Six Canadian soldiers died in southern Afghanistan as a result of injuries sustained when the vehicle they were travelling in hit an explosive device.The men were identified as Sgt. Donald Lucas, 31, of Burton, N.B., Pte. Kevin Kennedy, 20, of St. Lawrence, Nfld., Cpl. Aaron E. Williams, 23, of Lincoln, N.B., and Pte. David R. Greenslade, 20, of Saint John, N.B., Cpl. Christopher P. Stannix, 24, of Dartmouth, N.S., and Cpl. Brent Poland, 37, of Sarnia, Ont.

March 6, 2007: Cpl. Kevin Megeney, 25, a reservist from Stellarton, N.S., and a member of 1st Battalion Nova Scotia Highlandersis the 45th Canadian military death in Afghanistan since 2002. Megeney was shot through the chest and left lung in what's believed to be a "friendly fire" incident.

November 27, 2006:Two Canadian soldiers, Chief Warrant Officer Albert Storm and Sgt. Maj. Bob Girouard, were killed on the outskirts of Kandahar on Monday when a suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of military vehicles. The soldiers were members of the Royal Canadian Regiment based in Petawawa, Ont. They were in an armoured personnel carrier that had just left the Kandahar Airfield base when a vehicle drove up to it and detonated explosives.

October 14, 2006: A storm of gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades killed Sgt. Darcy Tedford of Charles Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, based in Petawawa, Ont. and Pte. Blake Williamson, also based in Petawawa, in southern Afghanistan. Three others are expected to recover from their wounds.

October 7, 2006: Mark Andrew Wilson of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, Ont., was killed when his armoured vehicle was hit by a roadside explosion in the Panjwaii district.

October 3,2006:Sgt. Craig Gillam andCpl. Robert Mitchell of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, Ont., killed in series of mortar, rocket attacks just west of Kandahar city

September 29, 2006:Pte. Josh Klukie was killed by an improvised explosive device, while he was conducting a foot patrol in the Panjwaii district in Kandahar province.

September 18, 2006: Four soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber riding a bicycle detonated explosives in the Panjwai area. Cpl Shane Keating,Cpl Keith Morley and Pte. David Byers, 22, all members of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from Shilo, Man and Cpl. Glen Arnold, a member of the 2 Field Ambulance, from Petawawa, Ont. were killed in the attack that wounded several others.

September 4, 2006:Pte. Mark Anthony Graham, a member of 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, based at CFB Petawawa, Ont., killed and dozens of others wounded in a friendly fire incident involving an American A-10 Warthog aircraft.

September 3, 2006:Warrant Officer Richard Francis Nolan,Warrant Officer Frank Robert Mellish, Sergeant Shane Stachnik, and Pte. William Jonathan James Cushley, all based at CFB Petawawa, west of Ottawa, were among four soldierskilled in fierce fighting in southern Afghanistan. Several more soldiers were wounded.

August22, 2006: Canadian Corp. David Braun,a recently arrived soldier with the second battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, was killed by a suicide bomber outside the gates of Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar City. The soldier, in his 20s, was a native of Raymore, Sask.Three other Canadian soldiers were injured in the afternoon attack.

August 11, 2006: Cpl. Andrew James Eykelenboom with the1st Field Ambulance based in Edmonton, was killed when his vehicle was hit by a suicide bomber.

Aug. 9, 2006: Master Cpl. Jeffrey Scott Walsh, based out of Shilo, Man. with the second batallion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, was conducting routine operations along Highway One near the Zhari district centre, about 20 kilometres west of Kandahar city was he wasshot in a "weapons related accident" unrelated to enemy fire about noon Wednesday, just days after arriving in Kandahar to begin his tour of duty.

Aug. 5, 2006: Master Cpl. Raymond Arndt, of the Edmonton-based Loyal Edmonton Regiment,was killed Aug. 5 when a G-Wagon making a supply run collided with a civilian truck.

Aug. 3, 2006: Cpl. Christopher Jonathan Reid, with the 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, died overnight when a Canadian Light Armoured Vehicle, or LAV-3, was struck by a roadside bomb. Later the same say, three more Canadian soldiers were killed during a separate attack with rocket propelled grenades near Kandahar city. According to a DND website late Thursday Sgt. Vaughn Ingram (35), Corporal Bryce Jeffrey Keller (27), and Private Kevin Dallaire (22) were all killed (along with nine wounded) during a RPG attack by insurgents.

July 22, 2006:  Coporal Francisco Gomez (44) of  2 PPCLI and Corporal  Jason Patrick Warren (29) of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada were killed (with eight others wounded) when their Bison armoured vehicle was attacked by a suicide bomber.

July 9, 2006:  Coporal Anthony Boneca (21) of  The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, was killed during combat operations against Taliban insurgents.

May 17, 2006:  Captain Nichola Goddard (26) of  1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery was killed during operations against insurgents.

April 22, 2006:  Corporal Matthew Dinning (23) of 2 Military Police Platoon, Petawawa, Lieutenant William Turner (45) of Land Force Western Area HQ, Bombardier Myles Mansell (25) of 5th (British Columbia) Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery and Corporal  Randy Payne (32) of 1 Military Police Unit, ASU Wainwright MP Pltn were all killed when their G-wagon struck an IED north of Kandahar.

March 29, 2006: Private Robert Costall (22) of 1 PPCLI was killed by friendly fire from American Special Forces while defending a coalition outpost outside Kandahar from Taliban insurgents.

March 2, 2006:  Master Corporal Timothy Wilson (30) and Master Corporal Paul Davis (28) died in a rollover accident involving a LAV III and a local taxi highway about seven kilometres west of Kandahar. Six others also injured

Nov 24, 2005: Private Braun Scott Woodfield (24) of 2 RCR died in a LAV III rollover on the main highway between Camp Julien and Kandahar

Jan 27, 2004: Corporal Jamie Brendan Murphy (26) of 1 RCR, was the victim of a suicide bombing while on patrol near Camp Julien in a Iltis jeep. Three other Canadians wounded

Oct 2, 2003: Sergeant Robert Alan Short (42) and Corporal  Robbie Christopher Beerenfenger (29) of the 3 Royal Canadian Regiment were killed in a Land mine incident along a road regularly used by Canadian patrols leaving Camp Julien. The mines were believed to have been placed along the road two hours before the patrol.

April 17, 2002: Sgt. Marc D. Leger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard A. Green and Pte. Nathan Smith were killed by friendly fire when an American fighter jet dropped a laser-guided 225-kilogram bomb on the soldiers during a training exercise near Kandahar. All served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group.

Delores Woodley
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