Yorkie's Place

A place to relax, kick back and talk about all things positive and negative in life.
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 Another two...

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Mousey
Warmed up
Warmed up
Mousey

Posts : 2469
Join date : 2009-11-04
Age : 40
Location : Planet Earth

PostSubject: Another two...   Sat 26 Jun 2010, 11:12 pm

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/Afghanistan/2010/06/26/14529706.html

An improvised explosive device struck an armoured vehicle in Afghanistan, killing two Canadian medics, the military said Saturday.

Master Cpl. Kristal Giesebrecht, 34, and Pvt. Andrew Miller, 21, were

responding to a report that a mine was found in the doorway of a home when an IED detonated at about 11 a.m., killing them both about 20 km southwest of Kandahar.

A third soldier is in stable condition in a hospital at the Kandahar

Airfield Base.

“My heartfelt sympathies are with the families and loved ones of these brave soldiers, who should be proud of the selfless sacrifice made by Master Corporal Kristal Giesebrecht and Private Andrew Miller,” said Minister of National Defence Peter McKay in a statement.


“Master Corporal Kristal Giesebrecht and Private Andrew Miller gave their lives helping to create the secure conditions needed for reconstruction efforts and continued progress in Afghanistan.”

The governor general echoes those sentiments.

“We recognize the valour, heroism, courage and undeniable generosity of heart of this man and woman,” said Michaelle Jean in a statement.

Both soldiers were members of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

Miller was born in Sudbury, Ont., and was based at CFB Petawawa. This was his first overseas mission.

Giesebrecht, the third Canadian woman to be killed in Afghanistan, was from Wallaceburg, Ont., and was also based at Petawawa.

Capt. Nicola Goddard of the 1st Regiment of the Royal Canadian Horse

Artillery was the first Canadian woman killed in Afghanista, in a grenade

attack on May 17, 2006. Trooper Karine Blais of Les Mechins was killed by a roadside bomb blast last April.

The tragic news brings the death count of Canadians in Afghanistan to 150 soldiers and four civilians.

“Canada's participation in this United Nations-mandated, NATO-led mission is a true reflection of our values. We will not deter from helping those in need. Afghans are re-building their country and their communities, living conditions are improving,” said McKay.

This comes less than a week after Sgt. James MacNeil of Glace Bay, N.S., was killed on June 21.


salute
Back to top Go down
Kewl Chick
Moderator
Moderator
Kewl Chick

Posts : 4833
Join date : 2010-01-26
Age : 43
Location : ON █ ♥ █

PostSubject: Re: Another two...   Sat 26 Jun 2010, 11:16 pm

So so sad. This is just simply devastating. I really hate seeing these headlines!! May they RIP and their families find some solace that they believed in their mission and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

_________________


Don't compromise yourself. It's all you got
 Janis Joplin
Back to top Go down
GypsyJazmine
Learning the Ropes
Learning the Ropes
GypsyJazmine

Posts : 144
Join date : 2010-06-10
Location : S.W. Iowa

PostSubject: Re: Another two...   Sat 26 Jun 2010, 11:22 pm

Sad
Back to top Go down
yorkiemom
Moderator
Moderator


Posts : 11982
Join date : 2009-10-21

PostSubject: Re: Another two...   Sat 26 Jun 2010, 11:25 pm


_________________
Back to top Go down
Snitty
Warmed up
Warmed up
Snitty

Posts : 2273
Join date : 2010-01-26
Age : 39
Location : Woodstock, Ontario

PostSubject: Re: Another two...   Sun 27 Jun 2010, 12:01 am

R.I.P

salute
Back to top Go down
rottnmom
Warmed up
Warmed up
rottnmom

Posts : 2647
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 64
Location : Nova Scotia, Canada

PostSubject: Re: Another two...   Sun 27 Jun 2010, 12:11 am

Back to top Go down
BigBrownEyes29
Admin
Admin
BigBrownEyes29

Posts : 4527
Join date : 2009-10-23
Location : Ontario, Canada

PostSubject: Re: Another two...   Tue 29 Jun 2010, 9:54 am

Back to top Go down
kbullet
Moderator
Moderator
kbullet

Posts : 2896
Join date : 2009-10-23
Age : 35
Location : Windsor, ON

PostSubject: Re: Another two...   Tue 29 Jun 2010, 9:56 am

There have been far too many deaths.

May they RIP salute

_________________
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Another two...   

Back to top Go down
 
Another two...
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Yorkie's Place :: Chit Chat-
Jump to: