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5 Brave Canadians Come Home.  
User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1614 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

5 Brave Canadians Come Home.

Today, 4 Canadian Soldiers and a reporter from Calgary have been repatriated after being killed in an IED attack in Afghanistan. Canada has been in Afghanistan since 2002 and has lost 138 soldiers in ambush attacks, accidents and IED incidents.

Canada has been fighting in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. While public support for our deployment has been wavering, every Canadian should be proud of the contributions our Armed Forces have made.

Canada is often viewed as a peacekeeping nation but we have made significant contributions in Korea, World War 2, the Former Yugoslavia and in Afghanistan. Too often the US and international media forget the Canadian contribution to the "war on terror".

Their ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. May they rest in peace.


This youtube video speaks about our "Highway of Heroes" . The overpasses and bridges were packed again today despite the frigid temperatures.



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User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2064 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

God Bless them, I've seen far too many young men come home from these wars, we must never forget!

It is amazing to see the amount of people turn out in Canada for their fallen, amazing.

Too lazy to work, too scared to steal!
User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 12111 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

What a unique way to pay tribute to the Canadian casualties. Very stirring. It never ends it seems, generation after generation.

It is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees.
User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

We have now reached a toll of 138 KIA in Afghanistan since 2002. The number of wounded, either serious or minor, is a little more difficult to determine, since I don't believe DND release those numbers, but I have seen estimates of about 1,000. The latest returned dead included a journalist (Michelle Lang) who was the first journalist killed in the line.

Sadly, the toll will continue to mount. Current planning is to end the combat ops in summer 2011, but frankly I don't see that happening prior to the US wind down.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Forgot to note that I knew one of the deceased, Sapper Sean Greenfield, 25 when killed by an IED near Kandahar. I coached him at minor hockey one year in Pinawa, Manitoba, in the mid-90s. His father Keith still works for the same employer as myself.

Somehow the smaller tragedy seems for me to get in the way of the larger one.


Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineRJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

May God bless their souls..

The uncivilized murderers – the Talibans and their likes - should be wiped out of the face of the planet for the sake of humanity.

Chance favors the prepared mind
User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

I shed tears this past weekend. Those men were true heroes of our generation.

I would like to highlight a statement made by Sgt. Kirk Taylor:

I believe that the mission in Afghanistan is vital for us not only as Canadians but as human beings, what we are doing is trying to help Afghans develop solutions to Afghan problems and to help them help themselves. [...] Build today for a better tomorrow. This will not be accomplished overnight, but neither was Rome built in a day.

It is great men like these that make me proud to be Canadian.

Je me souviens

No matter how random things may appear, there's always a plan.
User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

I have also heard 4 American troops under Canadian operational command were killed (today I believe) near Kandahar by IED.

A tragic country, Afghanistan, for sure.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
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