Sunday, May 09, 2010

141 ... 142 ... 143 ...

Cpl Darren Fitzpatrick, age 21
a member of the 3rd Battalion
of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry
died on
March 6th in an Edmonton Hospital
from wounds received while serving in

Pte. Tyler William Todd, age 26,
of the 1st Battalion
of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry
died on April 11th 2010 while
on a foot patrol south west of Kandahar City.
Pte Todd stepped on an
IED(Improvised Explosive Device).

On the day our Country marked the 100th Anniversary
of the Royal Canadian Navy,
MAY 3rd 2010,
we acknowledged the death of the
First Sailor to die in Afghanistan
when Petty Officer 2nd Class Craig Blake,
aged 37, who had been serving with the
Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic)
and was part of a bomb disposal team who were returning
from having successfully disarmed an IED, when
a second IED detonated taking the life of Petty Officer Blake.

Fitzpatrick, Todd, and Blake
represent the 141st, 142nd, and 143rd
casualties of the Canadian Armed Forces
while serving in Afghanistan,
on this weekend of Remembrance, as
we recall the
65th Anniversary
of the liberation of Holland by
Canadian Forces serving in the European Theatre
of World War Two,
and the 65th Anniversary
of the cessation of conflict
in Europe,
it is important to remember
the fallen,
and those who continue to serve in uniform.

We pray this day for peace,
we pray for the comfort of the
families and comrades of the fallen,
and we pray
for all the people in our world who know
the presence of violence and conflict
on a daily basis ...

... Lest we forget !!

(click here for CBC's full listing of Canada's Fallen in Afghanistan)

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