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January 6, 2008: WO Hani Massouh, and Cpl. Eric Labbé with the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment from CFB Valcartier near Quebec City - killed when their armoured vehicle rolled over on a muddy dirt path, about 40 kilometres southwest of Kandahar
January 15, 2008: Trooper Richard Renaud was a member of the Valcartier-based 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, which can be informally translated as the 12th Canadian Armoured Regiment (The unit has no formal English name.) - killed when his armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, about 10 kilometres north of Kandahar.
January 24, 2008: Cpl. Étienne Gonthier killed when his light armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb about 35 kilometres southwest of Kandahar.
March 2, 2008: Trooper Michael Yuki Hayakaze killed after his armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan.
March 12, 2008: Bombardier Jérémie Ouellet, served with the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, based in Shilo, Manitoba.
March 16, 2008: Sgt. Jason Boyes, of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based at CFB Shilo, was killed Sunday night while on foot patrol in the volatile Panjwai district southwest of Kandahar City.
April 5, 2008: Pte. Terry John Street, of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Shilo, Manitoba, was killed in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province as he and his colleagues were redeploying for the evening following their day’s activities in the area.
May 6, 2008: Cpl. Michael Starker, with the Edmonton-based 15 Field Ambulance Regiment, was ambushed while soldiers were trying “to show their presence [and] interact with the local population” in the Pashmul region.
June 3, 2008: Capt. Richard Leary, a platoon commander of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry regiment, based in Shilo, Manitoba, was struck when Afghan and Canadian soldiers came under small-arms fire in the Panjwaii district.
June 7, 2008: Capt. Jonathan Snyder, a member of 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, was a mentor to the Afghan National Army. He fell into a well during a night-time patrol west of Kandahar.
July 4, 2008: Cpl. Brendan Downey, a Saskatchewan-based soldier who died last week while serving at a military base in the Persian Gulf . The body of Cpl. Brendan Anthony Downey was found early Friday in the living quarters of Camp Mirage, a secretive desert base which offers logistical support to Canada's mission in Afghanistan.
July 6, 2008: Pte. Colin Wilmot, a Canadian military medic who lobbied hard to be sent to Afghanistan died after a bomb exploded while he was on overnight foot patrol with troops from the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the Panjwaii district.
July 18, 2008: Cpl. James Arnal, a member of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, stationed at Canadian Forces Base Shilo in Manitoba, was killed late Friday by a roadside bomb explosion in southern Afghanistan during a night patrol in Panjwaii district near Kandahar city.
August 9, 2008: Master Cpl. Josh Roberts, of the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based out of Shilo, Manitoba died of injuries sustained in a firefight with insurgents in Zhari district of Kandahar province.
August 11, 2008: Master Cpl. Erin Doyle, of the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry was killed early Monday in southern Afghanistan when insurgents attacked his combat outpost in the Panjwaii district.
August 20, 2008: Sgt. Shawn Eades, Sapper Stephan Stock and Cpl. Dustin Wasden were killed Wednesday when a roadside bomb detonated near their armoured vehicle on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway in southern Afghanistan.
September 3, 2008: Cpl. Andrew Grenon, Pte. Chad Horn and Cpl. Mike Seggie were killed Wednesday morning when their armoured vehicle came under direct attack in southern Afghanistan.
September 7, 2008: Sgt. Prescott Shipway died after his armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device during a security patrol in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province.
December 5, 2008: Pte. Demetrios Diplaros, Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren, and Warrant Officer Robert Wilson, based at CFB Petawawa in eastern Ontario, were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. The three were in an armoured vehicle when it struck the IED west of Kandahar city
December 13, 2008: Cpl. Thomas James Hamilton, Pte. John Michael Roy Curwin and Pte. Justin Peter Jones were killed Saturday in a roadside bombing west of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.. The three served as members of the Provincial Reconstruction Team and their job was to conduct regular security patrols. On the day they were killed, the members of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, were sent out to investigate a report that someone may have been trying to plant a bomb along the road.
December 26, 2008: Pte. Michael Freeman, who served with November Company, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment from CFB Petawawa, Ontario, was killed in the Zhari District of Kandahar province about 24 kilometres west of Kandahar City.
December 27, 2008: Warrant Officer Gaetan Joseph Roberge, a member of the Royal 22nd Regiment who was serving with the Irish Regiment of Canada in Sudbury, Ontario, and Sgt. Gregory John Kruse, from 24 Field Squadron, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Petawawa, Ontario, serving as a member of 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment battle group, were killed while on a security patrol in the Panjwai district.
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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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