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Canada suffers its 100th military casualty in Afghanistan

The Fallen


 

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On Friday morning, three Canadians died on patrol in Kandahar, bringing the country’s military death toll in Afghanistan to 100. The latest casualties are Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren (top, right), Pte. Demetrios Diplaros (top, left) and Warrant Officer Robert John Wilson.

The Fallen

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Warrant Officer Robert John Wilson
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Dec. 5, 2008, by an improvised explosive device. He was 38.
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Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Dec. 5, 2008, by an improvised explosive device
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Pte. Demetrios Diplaros
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Dec. 5, 2008, by an improvised explosive device


Sgt Prescott Shipway
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group
Killed on Sept. 7, 2008, by an improvised explosive device in the Panjwai district. He was 36

Cpl. Andrew Paul Grenon
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group
Killed on Sept. 3, 2008, by an insurgent attack in the Zharey district. He was 23.

Cpl. Michael James Alexander Seggie
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group
Killed on Sept. 3, 2008, by an insurgent attack in the Zharey district. He was 21.

Pte. Chadwick James Horn
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group
Killed on Sept. 3, 2008, by insurgent attack in the Zharey district. He was 21.

Sapper Stephan John Stock
1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER)
Killed on Aug. 20, 2008, by an improvised explosive device in the Zharey district. He was 25.

Cpl. Dustin Roy Robert Joseph Wasden
1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER)
Killed on Aug. 20, 2008, by an improvised explosive device in the Zharey district. He was 25.

Sgt. Shawn Allen Eades
1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER)
Killed Aug. 20, 2008, by an improvised explosive device in the Zharey district. He was 33.

Master Cpl. Erin Doyle
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on Aug. 11, 2008, by an insurgent attack in the Panjwai district. He was 32.

Master Cpl. Joshua Brian Roberts
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on Aug. 9, 2008, by an insurgent attack in the Zharey district

Corporal James “Jim” Hayward Arnal
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on July 18, 2008, by an improvised explosive device in the Panjwai district. He was 25.

Pte. Colin William Wilmot
1 Field Ambulance (Edmonton)
Killed on July 5, 2008, by an improvised explosive device in the Panjwai district. He was 24.

Cpl. Brendan Anthony Downey
Military Police Detachment (Dundurn, Sask.)
Died on July 4, 2008. He was 37.

Capt. Jonathan “Jon” Sutherland Snyder
1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed in an accident on June 7, 2008, in the Zharey district. He was 26.

Capt. Richard Steven Leary
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on June 3, 2008, by an insurgent attack in the Panjwai district. He was 32.

Cpl. Michael Starker
15 (Edmonton) Field Ambulance (Calgary)
Killed on May 6, 2008, by an insurgent attack in the Zharey District. He was 36.

Pte Terry John Street
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on April 4, 2008, by an improvised explosive device in the Panjwai district. He was 24.

Sgt. Jason Boyes
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on March 16, 2008, by an explosive device in the Panjwai district. He was 32.

Bombardier Jérémie Ouellet
1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Shilo, Man.)
Died on March 11, 2008. He was 22.

Trooper Michael Y. Hayakaze
Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), (Edmonton)
Killed on March 2, 2008, by an improvised explosive device in the Panjwai district. He was 25.

Cpl. Étienne Gonthier
5 Combat Engineer Regiment (Valcartier, Que.)
Killed on Jan. 23, 2008, by an improvised explosive device in the Panjwai district. He was 21.

Trooper Richard Renaud
12e Régiment blindé du Canada (Valcartier, Que.)
Killed on Jan. 15, 2008, by an improvised explosive device in the Arghandab district. He was 26.

Warrant Officer Hani Massouh
2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment (Valcartier, Que.)
Killed on Jan. 6, 2008, by a military vehicle rollover in the Zharey district. He was 41.

Cpl. Éric Labbé
2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment (Valcartier, Que.)
Killed on Jan. 6, 2008, by a military vehicle rollover in the Zharey district. He was 31.

Gunner Jonathan Dion
Age: 27
5e Régiment d’artillerie légère du Canada (Valcartier, Que.)
Killed on Dec. 30, 2007, by an improvised explosive device in the Zharey district. He was 27.

Pte. Michel Lévesque
3 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment (Valcartier, Que.)
Killed on Nov. 17, 2007, by an improvised explosive device near Ma’sum Ghar. He was 25.

Cpl. Nicolas R. Beauchamp
5 Field Ambulance (Valcartier, Que.)
Killed on Nov. 17, 2007, by an improvised explosive device near Ma’sum Ghar. He was 28.

Cpl. Nathan Hornburg
King’s Own Calgary Regiment
Killed on Sept. 24, 2007, by a mortar attack in the Panjwai district. He was 24.

Maj. Raymond Mark Ruckpaul
Armoured Corps, the Royal Canadian Dragoons
Died on Aug. 29, 2007, in Kabul. He was 42.

Master Cpl. Christian Duchesne
5th Field Ambulance, 5 Area Support Group (Valcartier, Que.)
Killed on Aug. 22, 2007, by a landmine. He was 34.

Master Warrant Officer Mario Mercier
2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment (Valcartier, Que.)
Killed on Aug. 22, 2007, by a landmine. He was 43.

Pte. Simon Longtin
3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment (Valcartier, Que.)
Killed on Aug. 19, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 23.

Capt. Jefferson Clifford Francis
1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on July 4, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 37.

Cpl. Jordan Anderson
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on July 4, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 25.

Capt. Matthew Johnathan Dawe
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on July 4, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 27.

Master Cpl. Colin Stuart Francis Bason
Royal Westminster Regiment (New Westminster, B.C.)
Killed on July 4, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 28.

Cpl. Cole D. Bartsch
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on July 4, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 23.

Pte. Lane William Thomas Watkins
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on July 4, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 20.

Sgt. Christos Karigiannis
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on June 20, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 31.

Cpl. Stephen Frederick Bouzane
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on June 20, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 26.

Pte. Joel Wiebe
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on June 20, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 22.

Trooper Darryl Caswell
Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on June 11, 2007, by a roadside bomb. He was 25.

Master Cpl. Darrell Jason Priede
Army News Team, 3 Area Support Group, CFB Gagetown
Killed on May 30, 2007, by a U.S. Chinook helicopter crash. He was 30.

Cpl. Matthew McCully
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on May 25, 2007, by an improvised explosive device. He was 25.

Master Cpl. Anthony Klumpenhouwer
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
Died on April 18, 2007. He was 25.

Master Cpl. Allan Stewart
Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on April 11, 2007, by a roadside bomb. He was 31.

Trooper Patrick James Pentland
Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on April 11, 2007, by a roadside bomb. He was 23.

Sgt. Donald Lucas
2nd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, N.B.)
Killed on April 8, 2007, by a roadside bomb. He was 31.

Cpl. Brent Donald Poland
2nd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, N.B.)
Killed on April 8, 2007, by a roadside bomb. He was 37.

Cpl. Christopher Paul Stannix
Princess Louise Fusiliers (Halifax)
Killed on April 8, 2007, by a roadside bomb. He was 24.

Cpl. Aaron Edward Williams
2nd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, N.B.)
Killed on April 8, 2007, by a roadside bomb. He was 23.

Pte. David Robert Greenslade
2nd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, N.B.)
Killed on April 8, 2007, by a roadside bomb. He was 20.

Pte. Kevin Vincent Kennedy
2nd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, N.B.)
Killed on April 8, 2007, by a roadside bomb. He was 20.

Cpl. Kevin Megeney
1st Battalion, the Nova Scotia Highlanders (North) (Truro, N.S.)
Died on March 6, 2007. He was 25.

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Girouard
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Nov. 27, 2006, by a suicide bomber attack. He was 46.

Cpl. Albert Storm
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Nov. 27, 2006, by a suicide bomber attack. He was 36.

Sgt. Darcy Scott Tedford
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Oct. 14, 2006, by an insurgent attack. He was 32.

Pte. Blake Neil Williamson
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Oct. 14, 2006, by an insurgent attack. He was 23.

Trooper Mark Andrew Wilson
Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Oct. 7, 2006, by an improvised explosive device. He was 39.

Sgt. Craig Paul Gillam
Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Oct. 3, 2006, by an insurgent attack. He was 40.

Cpl Robert Thomas James Mitchell
Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Oct. 3, 2006, by an insurgent attack. He was 32.

Pte. Josh Klukie
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont. )
Killed on Sept. 29, 2006, by an improvised explosive device. He was 23.

Cpl. Glen Arnold
2 Field Ambulance (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Sept. 18, 2006, by a suicide bomber attack. He was 32.

Pte. David Byers
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on Sept. 18, 2006, by a suicide bomber attack. He was 22.

Cpl. Shane Keating
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on Sept. 18, 2006, by a suicide bomber attack. He was 30.

Cpl. Keith Morley
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on Sept. 18, 2006, by a suicide bomber attack. He was 30.

Pte. Mark Anthony Graham
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Sept. 4, 2006, by a friendly fire incident. He was 33.

Pte. William Jonathan James Cushley
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Sept. 3, 2006, by a ground offensive. He was 21.

Warrant Officer Frank Robert Mellish
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Sept. 3, 2006, by a ground offensive. He was 38.

Warrant Officer Richard Francis Nolan
1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Sept. 3, 2006, by a ground offensive. He was 39.

Sgt. Shane Stachnik
2 Combat Engineer Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Sept. 3, 2006, by a ground offensive. He was 30.

Cpl. David Braun
2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on Aug. 22, 2006, by a suicide bomber attack. He was 27.

Cpl. Andrew James Eykelenboom
1st Field Ambulance (Edmonton)
Killed on Aug. 11, 2006, by a suicide bomber attack. He was 23.

Master Cpl. Jeffrey Scott Walsh
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on Aug. 9, 2006, by a shooting accident. He was 33.

Master Cpl. Raymond Arndt
Loyal Edmonton Regiment
Killed on Aug. 5, 2006, by a traffic accident. He was 31.

Pte. Kevin Dallaire
1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on Aug. 3, 2006, by a ground offensive. He was 22.

Sgt. Vaughan Ingram
1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on Aug. 3, 2006, by a ground offensive. He was 35.

Corporal Bryce Jeffrey Keller
1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on Aug. 3, 2006, by a ground offensive. He was 27.

Cpl. Christopher Jonathan Reid
1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on Aug. 3, 2006, by a roadside bomb. He was 34.

Cpl. Francisco Gomez
1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on July 22, 2006, by a suicide attack. He was 44.

Cpl Jason Patrick Warren
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada (Montreal)
Killed on July 22, 2006, by a suicide attack. He was 29.

Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca
Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Killed on July 9, 2006, by a ground offensive. He was 21.

Capt. Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard
1st Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on May 17, 2006, by a ground offensive. She was 26.

Cpl. Matthew David James Dinning
2 Military Police Platoon (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on April 22, 2006, by a roadside bomb. He was 23.

Bombardier Myles Stanley John Mansell
5th (British Columbia) Field Artillery Regiment (Victoria)
Killed on April 22, 2006, by a roadside bomb. He was 25.

Cpl. Randy Payne
1 Garrison Military Police Company, Detachment Wainwright, Alta.
Killed on April 22, 2006, by a roadside bomb. He was 32.

Lt. William Turner
Land Force Western Area Headquarters, Edmonton (20th Field Artillery Regiment)
Killed on April 22, 2006, by a roadside bomb. He was 45.

Pte. Robert Costall
1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on March 29, 2006, by a ground offensive. He was 22.
Master Cpl. Timothy Wilson
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on March 5, 2006, by a LAV III traffic accident. He was 30.

Cpl. Paul Davis
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Shilo, Man.)
Killed on March 2, 2006, by a LAV III traffic accident. He was 28.

Pte. Braun Scott Woodfield
2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Oromocto, N.B.)
Killed on Nov. 24, 2005, by a LAV III traffic accident. He was 24.

Cpl. Jamie Brendan Murphy
1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Jan. 27, 2004, by a suicide attack. He was 26.

Cpl. Robbie Christopher Beerenfenger
3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Oct. 2, 2003, by a landmine explosion. He was 29.

Sgt. Robert Alan Short
3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Petawawa, Ont.)
Killed on Oct. 2, 2003, by a landmine explosion. He was 42.

Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on April 18, 2002, by a “friendly fire” incident. He was 24.

Pte. Richard Green
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on April 18, 2002, by a “friendly fire” incident. He was 21.

Sgt Marc D. Léger
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on April 18, 2002, by a “friendly fire” incident. He was 29.

Pte. Nathan Smith
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Edmonton)
Killed on April 18, 2002, by a “friendly fire” incident. He was 26.

 

Canada suffers its 100th military casualty in Afghanistan

  1. So many, so young.

    My deepest condolences to all their families. And my thanks.

  2. 45 dead from IED’s and roadside bombs, 39 of them in the last two years. Get these guys their own helicopters NOW. Buy ’em, lease ’em, whatever. But enough with the “no deficits” rhetoric when our guys are out there dying on remote roads.

  3. May this country and its citizens be worthy of this sacrifice. A heavy-hearted and oh-so inadequate “thank you” to these brave Canadians and their families.

    Agreed, Jack. The IED’s have made sitting ducks of our soldiers — they deserve better protection for the job they’ve been given.

  4. i feel sad to see all those young faces,that died for what?

    also we are in a” world wide recession'”,war cost a lot of money..

  5. I see the CF now has a big new helicopter unit. Nice to think there’s something positive happening when looking again at this melancholy page. Their name liveth for evermore.

  6. As an Australian ex-serviceman myself I would like to pay my respects to those Canadians who have died serving their country.

    Regarding the helicopters..sometimes it is safer on the roads. In any case, you cannot really patrol and control the territory from the air. Quite often soldiers need to be on the ground. I would be more concerned about the vehicles they are using….you might want to look at the armored vehicles the Australian forces use.

  7. Sometimes I wish I believed in God… But I do believe in heroes. Leaving love and safety behind in the best place in the world to live, they go to die in one of the worst places in the world. They are better men and women than me.

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