Wednesday, May 19, 2010

144 ... 145 ...

144th Canadian Soldier to die in Afghanistan.
Private Kevin McKay
with the
1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry
based out of Edmonton Alberta.
Died May 13th from an IED while on foot patrol.
He was 24.

The 145th Canadian Soldier to die in Afghanistan.
Colonel Geoff Parker
with the
Royal Canadian Regiment
died on May 18th when a suicide bomber
attacked a convoy of NATO vehicles,
killing 6 soldiers (5 Americans and Col. Parker)
12 Afghan civilians, and
wounding dozens of others.
Colonel Parker was 42
and is the highest ranking Canadian to die
in the Afghan mission.

Thoughts and prayers for the fallen soldier,
their comrades and their families,
thoughts and prayers for the Afghani civilians
who died and who were wounded,
thoughts and prayers for the people of Afghanistan
and their ongoing quest for a lasting and just peace
in their troubled country.

We remember the fallen,
we honour the wounded,
and we pray for PEACE.

Lest We Forget

1 comment:

Susannah (Wanderin' Weeta) said...

Shawn, I just wanted to say thank you for posting these names and faces, with the running total.

What a waste of young lives! And all for nothing; we aren't helping the Afghan people, and we're ruining the tatters of our reputation.