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March 6, 2007: Cpl. Kevin Megeney, 25, a reservist from Stellarton, N.S., and a member of 1st Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders is 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.
Easter Day, April 8, 2007: Six Canadian soldiers died in southern Afghanistan as a result of injuries sustained when the vehicle they were traveling 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.
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 18, 2007: Master Cpl. Anthony Klumpenhouwer - A special operations soldier died when he fell while climbing a communications tower.
May 25, 2007: Corp. Matthew McCully. An infantryman killed when a road-side bomb exploded near him during Operation Hoover, a major operation to clear out Taliban.
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.
June 11, 2007: Trooper Darryl Caswell, 25, was killed when the armoured vehicle he was driving was ripped apart by an improvised explosive device en route to a remote NATO base in Afghanistan since 2002.
June 20, 2007: Sgt. 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.
July 4, 2007: Six Canadian soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle. Five of the dead are Capt. Matthew Johnathan Dawe, Cpl. Cole Bartsch, Cpl. Jordan Anderson, Capt. 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.
August 19, 2007: Pte. Simon Longtin was killed early Sunday by a roadside bomb, becoming the first member of Quebec’s storied Van Doos regiment to die while serving in Afghanistan.
August 22, 2007: Two Canadian soldiers and an Afghan interpreter were killed when their light armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device during a patrol about 50 kilometres west of Kandahar City. Dead are Master Cpl. Christian Duchesne, 5e Ambulance de campagne, and Master WO Mario Mercier of the 2e Bataillon, Royal 22e Regiment, also known as the Van Doo, based out of Valcartier, Quebec.
August 29, 2007: Maj. Raymond Ruckpaul found dead of a gunshot wound inside the headquarters of the ISAF in Kabul. On Sept. 24, an investigation concluded that his death was a result of suicide.
September 25, 2007: Cpl. Nathan Hornburg, a reservist and mechanic with the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, died in prolonged firefight in Afghanistan’s hotly disputed Panjwai District.
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.
December 30, 2007: Gunner 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.
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Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord.
And let light perpetual shine upon them.
May their souls,
and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
For the Armed Forces
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
O God, it is your will to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace. Let the design of your great love shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrows, and give peace to your Church, peach among nations, peace in our homes, and peace in our hearts; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Death in Afghanistan - Harold Macdonald
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