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PostSubject: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 7:11 am

Sad that's the second one in a week....

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A Canadian soldier who was scheduled to conclude his deployment in Afghanistan in a few days has been killed by an improvised explosive device in a volatile region of southern Afghanistan.

Pte. Kevin McKay from the Edmonton-based 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry died in an IED blast about 15 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city.

The 24-year-old native of Richmond Hill, Ont., was on a foot patrol in the Panjwaii district village of Nakhonay at 8 p.m. local time Thursday at the time of the explosion.

Col. Simon Hetherington, the deputy commander of Task Force Kandahar, said McKay embodied the gritty spirit of the typical Canadian soldier.

"He was the type of soldier that Canadians must think of when they think of their army in Afghanistan -- the tough, courageous infantryman, living in austere conditions and doing incredibly difficult work," Hetherington said Friday.

"His platoon brothers and friends will remember Kevin, better known as 'Mickey' to his buddies, as a generous man, dependable, with a quick wit and a great sense of humour that was exemplified by his awesome moustache."


Hetherington spoke on behalf of Brig.-Gen. Dan Menard, who is on leave.

He said McKay -- known as "Mickey" to his friends -- was short in stature but had no trouble dishing it out to his bigger military comrades.

"While not a tall man, he had no difficulty in poking fun and taunting those less vertically challenged platoon mates," Hetherington said.

McKay is the sixth Canadian military member to die in Afghanistan this year and the 144th killed as part of the Afghan mission since it began in 2002.

Two civilians -- diplomat Glyn Berry and journalist Michelle Lang -- have also died.

The Canadian military didn't say whether anyone was injured in Thursday's blast as it no longer releases information on those wounded on the battlefield.

McKay's death comes as hundreds of people prepare to gather in Halifax to remember the first Canadian sailor to be killed in the Afghanistan conflict.

A memorial service will be held for 37-year-old Petty Officer (second class) Craig Blake, who was killed by an IED on May 3, also in the Panjwaii district.

The entire district, the cradle of the Taliban, has been a bloody battleground for Canadian troops since they arrived in the province of Kandahar in strength four years ago. Villages and towns have been repeatedly cleared, only to see the Taliban reassert itself by stealth.


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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 7:26 am

R.I.P Pte. Kevin McKay








This one is bigger but has a stupid grin on its face...
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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 7:40 am

Sad Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 7:41 am

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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 9:29 am

It is always so sad when we lose another soldier,I cannot thank them enough for what they do for us and our freedom

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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 9:30 am

The first one is good, any way to add it to the box?
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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 9:30 am

Fuck is all I have to say.. He was leaving in 2 friggin days..... those are our boys right now.

RIP.. I will always remember you.. God speed, your mission is done. You are now Free. Thank you for being who you were and for all you have done. Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 10:20 am

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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 10:30 am

I put it in Mousey. You may have to click OK beside view more emoticons to see it though.

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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 5:30 pm

Thanks fleas. Your the best.
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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 6:06 pm

Read this morn. How sad. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 6:08 pm

It doesn't matter how many times we hear it ,it is still like a shock wave everytime

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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 6:26 pm

Every time a soldier dies the poem that comes to mind is

The Charge of the Light Brigade
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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 6:54 pm

Tookey wrote:
Every time a soldier dies the poem that comes to mind is

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Don't think I know that one.
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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Fri 14 May 2010, 10:38 pm

Mousey wrote:
Tookey wrote:
Every time a soldier dies the poem that comes to mind is

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Don't think I know that one.

as my daughter would say





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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Sat 15 May 2010, 10:32 am

Tookey wrote:
Mousey wrote:
Tookey wrote:
Every time a soldier dies the poem that comes to mind is

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Don't think I know that one.

as my daughter would say





GOOGLE IT




lmfao

lol..smartass..hey where did my pic go Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: We lost another one....   Sun 16 May 2010, 12:43 pm

And they are so young too... Sad
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