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God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always

been there

He is young
He's afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed.
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

He's like the son

I might have known
If God had granted

me a son.
The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on
And I am old
And will be gone.

Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is young
He is only a boy.

You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live.
If I die, let me die
Let him live,

bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

 

 

G.F.McCauley - FAITH OF OUR FATHERS - linked to the publisher

 

 

Background Photo: Jim Irvine

 

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Fallen in 2010

January 16, 2010: Sgt. John Faught was killed taking part in a foot patrol with Afghan soldiers near the town of Nakhoney in the volatile Panjwaii district, about 15 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city.

 Cpl. Joshua Baker

February 13, 2010: Cpl. Joshua Caleb Baker died in Afghanistan Friday in a shooting range accident during normal training.

 

Cpl. Darren FitzpatrickMarch 20, 2010Cpl. Darren Fitzpatrick was wounded in Afghanistan on March 6 and died in an Edmonton hospital on Saturday, March 20.  He was wounded by an improvised explosive device during a patrol in the Zhari district, west of the city of Kandahar.

 

Pte. Tyler William ToddApril 11, 2010: Pte. Tyler William Todd was killed around 7:30 a.m. local time near the town of Belanday, after stepping on an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol Sunday morning, just southwest of Kandahar city.

 

PO2 Craig BlakeMay 3, 2010: PO2 Craig Blake was killed while working in the Panjwai district, approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city.

 

Pte. Kevin McKayMay 13, 2010: Pte. Kevin McKay was killed Thursday by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol southwest of Kandahar city.

 

Col. Geoff ParkerMay 18, 2010: Col. Geoff Parker who had been the commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, a mechanized unit based at CFB Gagetown, N.B. was killed Tuesday in a suicide car bombing in Kabul.  He is the highest-ranking Canadian Forces member to die in Afghanistan.

 

Trooper Larry RuddMay 24, 2010: Trooper Larry Rudd died Monday while on a resupply patrol to deliver supplies and equipment to Canadian soldiers near the village of Salavat, about 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City. He was killed by an improvised explosive device.
 

Sgt. Martin GoudreaultJune 6, 2010: Sgt. Martin Goudreault  was on his third tour in Afghanistan when he was killed by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol roughly 15 kilometres southwest of the city of Kandahar.

 

Sgt. James MacneilJune 21, 2010: Sgt. James Macneil was killed at approximately 8 a.m. local time by an improvised explosive device while on patrol with the Afghan army near Nakhonay, a restive village southwest of the city of Kandahar.

 

Master Cpl. Kristal GiesebrechtPte. Andrew MillerJune 26, 2010: Master Cpl. Kristal Giesebrecht and Pte. Andrew Miller, both medics, had been responding to a report of a mine found in the doorway of a home when their vehicle detonated the IED, the military said. The blast occurred approximately 20 kilometres southwest of the city of Kandahar.

 

Sapper Brian CollierJuly 20, 2010: Sapper Brian Collier was killed while on a foot patrol in the village of Nakhonay, in the eastern part of Panjwaii District. He had dismounted from his vehicle near Nakhonay, about 15 kilometres west of the city of Kandahar, when he was killed by the improvised explosive device.

 

August 22, 2010: Cpl. Brian Pinksen died Monday morning (August 30) at a military hospital in Germany, more than a week after he was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

 

December 18, 2010: Cpl. Steve Martin who would have turned 25 on Monday and was serving with the 1st Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment from the Canadian Forces base in Valcartier, Que., was killed when the bomb exploded near a major road construction project in an isolated region.
 

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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.

Amen

 

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

 

For Peace

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

 

Anti-war songs November 2005: The tomb of the unknown soldier

Death in Afghanistan - Harold Macdonald

Canadiana | A little of this... and a little of that...

was on his third tour in Afghanistan when he was killed by an improvised explosive device.

Goudreault, 35, died while on foot patrol roughly 15 kilometres southwest of the city of Kandahar



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/06/07/afghanistan-gaudreault.html#ixzz0rWtuUoYs
 
was on his third tour in Afghanistan when he was killed by an improvised explosive device.

Goudreault, 35, died while on foot patrol roughly 15 kilometres southwest of the city of Kandahar



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/06/07/afghanistan-gaudreault.html#ixzz0rWtuUoYs
 
was on his third tour in Afghanistan when he was killed by an improvised explosive device.

Goudreault, 35, died while on foot patrol roughly 15 kilometres southwest of the city of Kandahar



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/06/07/afghanistan-gaudreault.html#ixzz0rWtuUoYs
 
was killed while on a foot patrol in the village of Nakhonay, in the eastern part of Panjwaii District.

He had dismounted from his vehicle near Nakhonay, about 15 kilometres west of the city of Kandahar, when he was killed by the improvised explosive device.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/07/20/afghanistan-cdn-soldier-killed.html#ixzz0uH8BkzGC
 
was killed while on a foot patrol in the village of Nakhonay, in the eastern part of Panjwaii District.

He had dismounted from his vehicle near Nakhonay, about 15 kilometres west of the city of Kandahar, when he was killed by the improvised explosive device.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/07/20/afghanistan-cdn-soldier-killed.html#ixzz0uH8BkzGC
 
was killed while on a foot patrol in the village of Nakhonay, in the eastern part of Panjwaii District.

He had dismounted from his vehicle near Nakhonay, about 15 kilometres west of the city of Kandahar, when he was killed by the improvised explosive device.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/07/20/afghanistan-cdn-soldier-killed.html#ixzz0uH8BkzGC
 

 

was on his third tour in Afghanistan when he was killed by an improvised explosive device.

Goudreault, 35, died while on foot patrol roughly 15 kilometres southwest of the city of Kandahar



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/06/07/afghanistan-gaudreault.html#ixzz0rWtuUoYs