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Canadian death toll in Afghan mission: 158 members of Forces, four civilians
OTTAWA - The military says 158 Canadian Forces personnel died as part of its operations in Afghanistan. Most occurred on combat operations in the country, but the official toll includes those who died elsewhere or from non-combat causes while serving on the mission. In addition, two civilian contractors, a diplomat and a journalist were killed.
Jan. 17: Civilian contractors Martin Glazer of Gatineau, Que. and Peter McSheffrey of Ottawa are killed in an attack on a Kabul restaurant.
Oct. 29 _ Master Cpl. Byron Greff, 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, died in suicide bombing of a NATO bus in Kabul that killed 17 people. Greff was part of the training mission that was organized after the combat mission ended.
June 25 — Master Cpl. Francis Roy was found mortally wounded at a forward operating base in Kandahar city. His death is still under investigation by military police, but enemy action has been ruled out. A native of Rimouski, Que., Roy was on his first deployment with the Canadian Special Operations Regiment.
May 27 — Bombardier Karl Manning, 31, was found dead at a remote outpost in the Zangabad area of Panjwaii district. His body was discovered by fellow soldiers and an investigation determined his death was not the result of enemy action and no foul play was suspected. Manning, of Chicoutimi, Que was nearing the end of an almost seven-month deployment with the 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment battle group.
Mar. 27 — Cpl. Yannick Scherrer, 24, was killed by an improvised explosive device, also known as an IED, during a foot patrol outside the village of Nakhonay while helping to mentor Afghan National Army soldiers. A native of Montreal, Scherrer was a member of 1st Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment, and was on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was two weeks away from his first scheduled leave when he was killed.
Dec. 18 - Cpl. Steve Martin, 24, from 3rd Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, was killed by an IED while on foot patrol in the vicinity of a major road construction project in a volatile district of Kandahar. He died two days before his 25th birthday. Martin was serving with parachute company of the 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment battle group, based at CFB Valcartier, Quebec.
Nov. 26 - The Defence Department says Capt. Frank Paul, who died Feb. 10 of natural causes in Canada while on leave from Afghanistan, is considered to have been on duty and a member of the mission at the time of his death. He was with 28 Field Ambulance based in Ottawa. While deployed, he was the adjutant for the health services support unit of Joint Task Force Afghanistan.
Aug. 30 - Cpl. Brian Pinksen, a reservist with 2nd Battalion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, based in Corner Brook, N.L., died in hospital in Germany after sustaining serious injuries in an IED blast during a patrol in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar on Aug. 22. Pinksen's family members were at his side when he died.
July 20 - Sapper Brian Collier, 24, born in Toronto and raised in Bradford, Ont, was killed by an IED blast while on a foot patrol in the village of Nakhonay, about 15 km southwest of Kandahar city. He was a member of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based at CFB Edmonton and was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. It was his first deployment to Afghanistan and he had been wounded earlier on this tour of duty.
June 26 - Master Cpl. Kristal Giesebrecht, 34, born in Wallaceburg, Ontario and Pte. Andrew Miller, 21, born in Sudbury, died when the vehicle they were in hit an IED about 20 kilometres west of Kandahar City.
June 21 - Sgt. James MacNeil, 28, of Glace Bay, N.S., was killed by an IED near the village of Nakhonay, 15 km southwest of Kandahar city. He was based in Petawawa with the 2 Combat Engineer Regiment.
June 6 - Sgt. Martin Goudreault, 35, was killed by an IED in the Panjwaii district. He was a member of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Edmonton and served with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. Goudreault was described as a "model soldier," and someone soldiers in his section could "look up to and emulate."
May 24 - Trooper Larry Rudd, 26, of the Petawawa, Ont.-based Royal Canadian Dragoons, died after an IED detonated near the Panjwaii district village of Salavat while he was on a combat resupply patrol. He was from Brantford, Ont.
May 18 - Col. Geoff Parker, 42, a member of the Royal Canadian Regiment who was born and raised in Oakville, Ont., killed by a massive car bomb that struck a NATO convoy in Kabul. Parker was the highest-ranking soldier killed during Canada's mission in Afghanistan.
May 14 - Pte. Kevin McKay, 24, was killed by an IED while on foot patrol about 15 kms. southwest of Kandahar City. McKay, a native of Richmond Hill, Ont,. who served with the Edmonton-based 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, was scheduled to return home in just a few days.
May 3 - Petty Officer (second class) Craig Blake, 37, died after an improvised explosive device detonated about 25 km southwest of Kandahar City. The Simcoe, Ont., native was returning to camp after disposing of another IED when the blast came. Blake, who was a member of a diving unit based in Shearwater, N.S., was only in Afghanistan for a couple of weeks on his first tour when he was killed.
April 11 - Pte. Tyler William Todd, 26, was killed in a powerful roadside bomb blast while on foot patrol in a volatile community southwest of Kandahar City. Todd was a member of 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton. He was on a routine patrol to learn more about the people of the village and their needs when the blast occurred.
March 20 - Cpl. Darren James Fitzpatrick, 21, died in hospital from wounds sustained in an IED blast March 6 during a foot patrol west of Kandahar city. Fitzpatrick, from Prince George, B.C., was a member of 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton. He was on his first operational tour and had been treated at the base in Kandahar and a medical centre in Germany before being flown to the Edmonton hospital where he died.
Feb. 12 - Cpl. Joshua Caleb Baker, died in a training accident on a range near Kandahar city. He was a member of 4th Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton.
Jan. 16 - Sgt. John Faught, 44, died after stepping on an IED near the town of Nakhoney in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province. Faught was a member of 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton.
Dec. 30 - Sgt. George Miok, 28, of Edmonton, 41 Combat Engineer Regiment; Cpl. Zachery McCormack, 21, of Edmonton, Loyal Edmonton Regiment; Sgt. Kirk Taylor, 28, of Yarmouth, N.S., 84 Independent Field Battery; and Pte. Garrett Chidley, 21, of Cambridge, Ont., 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry; were killed when their armoured vehicle hit an IED in southern Kandahar city. Canadian journalist Michelle Lang, 34, of the Calgary Herald, was also killed. A Canadian civilian official was wounded.
Dec. 23 - Lt. Andrew Nuttall, 30, a member of 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton, was killed alongside an Afghan soldier by an IED. Nuttall, of Prince Rupert, B.C., was on foot patrol in the town of Nakhoney, west of Kandahar city in the restive Panjwaii district, when the blast occurred. An Afghan interpreter was also injured.
Oct. 30 - Sapper Steven Marshall, 24, of 11 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, based in Edmonton was killed 20 km southwest of Kandahar City when his patrol struck an IED. As a sapper, Marshall was on the front lines of efforts to minimize the threat presented by the home-made bombs. He was less than two weeks into his deployment in Afghanistan and was the sole casualty of the blast.
Oct. 28 - Lt. Justin Boyes, 26, of 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, was killed 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city by an IED blast while leading a foot patrol. Boyes was only 10 days into his second deployment in Afghanistan. Two other soldiers were injured in the blast but were listed in good condition a day later.
Sept. 17 - Pte. Jonathan Couturier, 23, of 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment, based in Valcartier, Que, was killed 25 km southwest of Kandahar city in a roadside blast. Eleven others suffered minor wounds during an operation that involved capturing weapons caches and preventing the movement of insurgents.
Sept. 13 - Pte. Patrick Lormand, 21 of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment was killed and four others were injured in a roadside IED blast southwest of Kandahar city. Lormand was on a patrol in the volatile Panjwaii district. The injured soldiers were treated at Kandahar Airfield for minor injuries and released.
Sepy. 6 - Maj. Yannick Pepin, 36, of Victoriaville, Que., and Cpl. Jean-Francois Drouin, 31, born in Quebec City — both members of 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, stationed in Valcartier, Que. — killed in roadside bomb blast southwest of Kandahar city.
Aug. 1 - Cpl. Christian Bobbitt, 23, and Sapper Matthieu Allard, 21, both based in Valcartier, Que., were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the Zhari district, west of Kandahar city. The two combat engineers had been in Kandahar as part of the 2e Battalion of the Royal 22e Regiment, or the Van Doos.
July 16 - Pte. Sebastien Courcy, 26, killed during operation in Panjwaii District southwest of Kandahar. Courcy was a member of the 2e Battalion of the Royal 22e Regiment, also known as the Van Doos, based in Valcartier, Que.
July 6 — Master Cpl. Pat Audet, 38, of Montreal, and Cpl. Martin Joannette, 25, of St-Calixte, Que., died in Zabul province when their helicopter crashed on takeoff. Audet was with 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, while Joannette served with the 3e Batalion, Royal 22e Regiment. Both were based at Valcartier, Que. A British soldier was also killed in the crash.
July 4 — Master Cpl. Charles-Philippe Michaud, of Edmundston, N.B., died in a Quebec City hospital nearly two weeks after he stepped on a landmine in the Panjwaii District. Michaud never regained consciousness after the incident, which took place on June 23. The 28-year-old served with the 2e Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment based at Valcartier, Que. He is survived by his wife, his parents and a brother.
July 3 — Cpl. Nick Bulger, 30, of 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, killed when his light armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb seconds after it was narrowly missed by vehicle carrying the senior commander of coalition forces in Kandahar province. Canadian Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance was not hurt.
June 14 — Cpl. Martin Dube, 35, a combat engineer of the 5e Regiment du genie de combat based at CFB Valcartier, was killed when a roadside bomb he was trying to defuse exploded. Dube was the second Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan in a week. The blast also killed an Afghan police officer and badly wounded an interpreter.
June 8 — Pte. Alexandre (Pelo) Peloquin, 20, killed in a roadside bomb explosion during a foot patrol in the Panjwaii district, about 15 km southwest of Kandahar city. It was an area where insurgents had stepped up attacks on Canadian forces in the region.
April 23 — Maj. Michelle Mendes, 30, the third female Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan, found dead in an accommodation room at Kandahar Airfield. Mendes, from near Colborne, Ont., was an intelligence officer based in Ottawa and was assigned to the headquarters of Joint Task Force Kandahar at the time of her death.
April 13 — Trooper Karine Blais, 21, the second female Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan, killed in a roadside bombing in the Shah Wali Kot district, north of Kandahar city. Four other soldiers in the armoured vehicle were wounded. Blais was just two weeks into her first tour of duty in Afghanistan. She was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal 22e Regiment (also known as the Van Doos) but was a member of the 12e Regiment blinde du Canada. Both regiments are based at CFB Valcartier, Que.
March 20 — Master Cpl. Scott Vernelli and Cpl. Tyler Crooks of November Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, killed in a blast in Zhari district; Trooper Jack Bouthillier and Trooper Corey Joseph Hayes, both of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, killed two hours later in an explosion in the Shah Wali Kot district.
March 8 — Trooper Marc Diab, 22, died in a roadside bomb attack north of Kandahar. Diab was a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based in Petawawa, Ont. Four other Canadian soldiers in the armoured vehicle were injured when the bomb exploded in the southern portion of Shah Wali Kot district.
March 3 — Warrant Officer Dennis Raymond Brown, Cpl. Dany Fortin and Cpl. Kenneth O'Quinn died when a massive explosive detonated near their armoured vehicle in Arghandab district northwest of Kandahar.
Jan. 31 — Sapper Sean Greenfield, 25, was killed when his armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the volatile Zhari district west of Kandahar city. Greenfield was a member of 24 Field Engineer Squadron, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Petawawa, Ont., serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.
Jan. 6 — Trooper Brian Richard Good, 42, killed in IED blast near his armoured vehicle in district of Shah Wali Kowt, 35 kilometres north of Kandahar city. Good was a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, stationed at the Canadian Forces base in Petawawa, Ont.
Dec. 27 — Warrant Officer Gaetan Roberge and Sgt. Gregory John Kruse were killed by a roadside bomb during a security patrol in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province. The explosion wounded four other Canadian soldiers and an Afghan interpreter. Roberge was a member of the Royal 22nd Regiment who was serving with the Irish Regiment of Canada in Sudbury, Ont. He was part of the Canadian team mentoring Afghanistan's fledgling national police force. Kruse was from 24 Field Squadron, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Petawawa, Ont. He was serving as a member of 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment battle group.
Dec. 26 - Private Michael Freeman was killed and three others were wounded when their vehicle hit an IED in Zhari district, 24 kilometres west of Kandahar city. Freeman, 28, was with 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment based at CFB Petawawa.
Dec. 13 — Cpl. Thomas James Hamilton, Pte. John Michael Roy Curwin and Pte. Justin Peter Jones, all members of 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment based at CFB Gagetown, N.B., killed in explosion that hit their vehicle about 14 kilometres west of Kandahar city, near the village of Senjaray. They were members of the force- protection unit for Camp Nathan Smith, home to Canada's provincial reconstruction team in Kandahar.
Dec. 5 — Cpl. Mark Robert McLaren, 23, of Peterborough, Ont.; Pte. Demetrios Diplaros, 25, of Toronto; and Warrant Officer Robert Wilson, 37, of Keswick. Ont., were killed in Arghandab district west of Kandahar city when their armoured vehicle rolled over an IED. All three were members of 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, based in Petawawa, Ont.
Sept. 7 - Sgt. Prescott (Scott) Shipway, 36, of Esterhazy, Sask., 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Man., killed by a roadside bomb explosion in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar.
Sept. 3 - Cpl. Andrew Grenon, 23, of Windsor, Ont.; Cpl. Mike Seggie, 21, of Winnipeg; and Pte. Chad Horn, 21, of Calgary, all members of 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Man., are killed in an attack on their armoured vehicle in Zhari district.
Aug. 20 - Sapper Stephan John Stock, Cpl. Dustin Roy Robert Joseph Wasden and Sgt. Shawn Eades are killed when an IED hit their vehicle in Zhari district. All three were with 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Edmonton.
Aug. 11 - Master Cpl. Erin Doyle was killed when insurgents attacked a remote combat outpost in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar. A member of the 3rd battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based out of Edmonton, Doyle was on his third tour in Afghanistan.
Aug. 9 - Master Cpl. Josh Roberts, an infantryman in Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group based in Shilo, Manitoba, died of his injuries following a battle involving coalition forces, insurgents and security personnel from a civilian convoy in Zhari district west of Kandahar city.
July 18 - Cpl. James Hayward Arnal, 25, 2nd Battalion, Prince Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based at CFB Shilo, Man. He was struck by a roadside explosion during a foot patrol in Panjwaii district near Kandahar city.
July 6 - Pte. Colin William Wilmot, a military medic based in Edmonton was killed in an explosion while on foot patrol in Panjwaii district near Kandahar city.
July 4 - Cpl. Brendan Anthony Downey, a military policeman based in Dundurn, Sask. Found dead in sleeping quarters in a secret base in the Arabian desert. A non-combat casualty.
June 7 - Capt. Jonathan Sutherland Snyder, of Penticton, B.C., from 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, dies after falling into a well during a night patrol in a field in Zhari district, west of Kandahar.
June 3 - Capt. Richard Steve Leary, 32, of Brantford, Ont., from 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Man., is killed in a battle with insurgents who ambushed the patrol he was leading in the Panjwaii district outside Kandahar city.
May 6 — Cpl. Michael Starker, 36 of Calgary, of the 15 Field Ambulance Regiment based in Edmonton, was killed in a gun battle with the Taliban. The reservist and paramedic was on a goodwill patrol that was attacked within sight of a major Canadian forward operating base in Zhari district outside Kandahar city.
April 4 _ Pte. Terry John Street, 24, of Gatineau, Que., from 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Shilo, Man., was killed when his vehicle hit an IED. Street and his colleagues were redeploying after a long day of activity in the volatile Panjwaii district west of Kandahar city when the explosion occurred.
March 16 — Sgt. Jason Boyes, 32, of Napanee, Ont. from 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Shilo, Man., was killed by an explosion while on foot patrol in Panjwaii district of Kandahar province.
March 11 — Bombardier Jeremie Ouellet, 22, of Matane, Que., from 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, Shilo, Man., was found dead in accommodation room at Kandahar Airfield. Military says death not related to combat.
March 2 — Trooper Michael Yuki Hayakaze, 25, from Lord Strathcona's Horse, Edmonton, was killed by roadside bomb in Mushan, 45 kilometres west of Kandahar City.
Jan. 23 — Sapper Etienne Gonthier, 21, of St-Georges, Que., near Quebec City, a combat engineer serving with 5ieme Regiement du Genie de Combat, was killed in a mine-clearing operation when his light armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the Panjwaii district.
Jan. 15 — Trooper Richard Renaud, 26, of Alma Que., a member of the 12e Regiment blinde du Canada, killed when the Coyote light armoured vehicle he was travelling in hit a roadside bomb while on patrol in the Arghandab district, north of Kandahar city.
Jan. 6 — Warrant Officer Hani Massouh, 41, and Cpl. Eric Labbe, 31, of 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, killed when their armoured vehicle rolled over in wet, rugged terrain southwest of Kandahar City.
Dec. 30 — Gunner Jonathan Dion, 27, of the 5th Regiment d'Artillerie legere du Canada from Val-d'Or, Que., was killed when his light armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.
Nov. 17 — Cpl. Nicolas Raymond Beauchamp of the 5th Field Ambulance in Valcartier and Pte. Michel Levesque of the Royal 22nd Regiment, killed when their light armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb near Bazar-e Panjwaii.
Sept. 24 — Cpl. Nathan Hornburg, 24, with the King's Own Calgary regiment, killed by a mortar shell while trying to repair a Leopard tank in southern Afghanistan.
Aug. 29 — Maj. Raymond Ruckpaul, 42, died from a gunshot wound in his room at the headquarters of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Kabul. He was an armoured officer based at the NATO Allied Land Component Command Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany.
Aug. 22 — Master Warrant Officer Mario Mercier, Royal 22nd Regiment; Master Cpl. Christian Duchesne, 5th Field Ambulance unit, both based in Valcartier, Que., were killed when their light armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb after a battle for strategic hill west of Kandahar.
— Pte. Simon Longtin, 23, of Longueuil, Que., a member of the Royal 22nd Regiment, was killed when his light armoured vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb west of Kandahar city.
July 4 — Cpl. Cole Bartsch, Capt. Matthew Johnathan Dawe, Pte. Lane Watkins and Cpl. Jordan Anderson, all of 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton; Master Cpl. Colin Bason, a reservist from The Royal Westminster Regiment based in New Westminster, B.C., and Capt. Jefferson Francis of the 1st Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based in Shilo, Man., were killed by a roadside bomb west of Kandahar city.
June 20 — Sgt. Christos Karigiannis, Cpl. Stephen Frederick Bouzane and Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe, all of 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb near a forward-operating base at Sperwan Ghar, west of Kandahar.
June 11 — Trooper Darryl Caswell, 25, of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, killed when an IED detonated underneath his vehicle north of Kandahar City.
May 30 — Master Cpl. Darrell Jason Priede, a combat photographer based at CFB Gagetown, N.B., killed when a U.S. helicopter was reportedly shot down by the Taliban in Helmand province.
May 25 — Cpl. Matthew McCully, 25, a signals operator from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron based at Petawawa, Ont., was killed by an improvised explosive device in Zhari district.
April 18 — Master Cpl. Anthony Klumpenhouwer, 25, of Listowel, Ont., died after falling from a communications tower while on duty with the elite Special Operations Forces Command, conducting surveillance in Kandahar city. A subsequent investigation concluded Klumpenhouwer was knocked from the tower by a surge of electricity.
April 11 — Master Cpl. Allan Stewart, 30, and Trooper Patrick James Pentland, 23, both of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based in Petawawa, Ont., were killed when their Coyote vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.
April 8 — Pte. Kevin V. Kennedy, 20, of St. Lawrence, Nfld., Sgt. Donald Lucas, 31, of Burton, N.B., Cpl. Aaron E. Williams, 23, of Lincoln, N.B., Pte. David R. Greenslade, 20, of Saint John, N.B., Cpl. Brent Poland, 37, of Sarnia, Ont., all of Gagetown, N.B.-based 2nd Battalion, RCR; and Cpl. Christopher Stannix, 24, of Dartmouth, N.S., from the Halifax-based Princess Louise Fusiliers, were killed when their armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the Maywand district.
March 6 — Cpl. Kevin Megeney, 25, of Stellarton, N.S., a member of 1st Battalion of Nova Scotia Highlanders, died in an accidental shooting at NATO base in Kandahar.
Nov. 27 — Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Girouard, his battalion's regimental sergeant major, and Cpl. Albert Storm, both of Royal Canadian Regiment based in CFB Petawawa, were killed when a suicide car bomber attacked their Bison armoured personnel carrier on outskirts of Kandahar City.
Oct. 14 — Sgt. Darcy Tedford, based at CFB Petawawa, and Pte. Blake Williamson from Ottawa were killed in ambush west of Kandahar.
Oct. 7 — Trooper Mark Andrew Wilson of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, Ont., was killed when his armoured vehicle hit by roadside bomb in Panjwaii district.
Oct. 3 — Sgt. Craig Gillam and Cpl. Robert Mitchell of Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, Ont., were killed in series of mortar, rocket attacks just west of Kandahar City.
Sept. 29 — Pte. Josh Klukie of First Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, based in Petawawa, Ont., was killed by explosion in Panjwaii while on foot patrol.
Sept. 18 — Pte. David Byers, Cpl. Shane Keating and Cpl. Keith Morley, all of 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Man., and Cpl. Glen Arnold, 2 Field Ambulance, based in Petawawa, Ont., were killed in suicide bicycle bomb attack while on foot patrol in Panjwaii.
Sept. 4 — Pte. Mark Graham, based at CFB Petawawa, was killed when two NATO planes accidentally strafed Canadian troops in Panjwaii district.
Sept. 3 — Sgt. Shane Stachnik, Warrant Officer Frank Robert Mellish, Pte. William Cushley and Warrant Officer Richard Francis Nolan, all based at CFB Petawawa, Ont., were killed in fighting in Panjwaii district.
Aug. 22 — Cpl. David Braun, based at Shilo, Man., was killed in suicide bomb attack in Kandahar City.
Aug. 11 — Cpl. Andrew Eykelenboom, 23, of Comox, B.C., stationed with 1st Field Ambulance, based in Edmonton, was killed in suicide attack.
Aug. 9 — Master Cpl. Jeffrey Walsh, 33, of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Shilo, Man., was killed by apparent accidental discharge of rifle.
Aug. 5 — Master Cpl. Raymond Arndt, 31, of Loyal Edmonton Regiment, was killed when large truck collided head-on with his G-Wagon patrol vehicle.
Aug. 3 — Cpl. Christopher Reid, 34, of 1st Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, were killed by a roadside bomb. Three other members of same battalion were killed in rocket-propelled grenade attack by Taliban forces west of Kandahar: Sgt. Vaughan Ingram, 35, Cpl. Bryce Keller, 27, and Pte. Kevin Dallaire, 22.
July 22 — Cpl. Francisco Gomez, 44, of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, and Cpl. Jason Warren, 29, of Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment of Canada, based in Montreal, were killed when car packed with explosives rammed their armoured vehicle.
July 9 — Cpl. Anthony Boneca, 21, reservist from Lake Superior Scottish Regiment based in Thunder Bay, Ont., was killed in firefight.
May 17 — Capt. Nichola Goddard, artillery officer based in Shilo, Man., with 1st Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, was killed in Taliban ambush during battle in Panjwaii region. She was first Canadian woman to be killed in action while serving in a combat role.
April 22 — Cpl. Matthew Dinning of Richmond Hill, Ont., stationed with 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade in Petawawa, Ont., Bombardier Myles Mansell of Victoria, Lt. William Turner of Toronto, stationed in Edmonton, and Cpl. Randy Payne, born in Lahr, Germany, stationed at CFB Wainright, Alta., were killed when their vehicle destroyed by roadside bomb near Gumbad.
March 29 — Pte. Robert Costall of Edmonton, machine-gunner, was killed in firefight with Taliban insurgents in Sangin district of Helmand province.
March 2 — Cpl. Paul Davis of Bridgewater, N.S., and Master Cpl. Timothy Wilson of Grande Prairie, Alta., were killed when their armoured vehicle ran off road in Kandahar area.
Jan. 15 — Glyn Berry, British-born Canadian diplomat who had served with Foreign Affairs Department since 1977, was killed in suicide bombing near Kandahar.
Nov. 24 — Pte. Braun Woodfield, born in Victoria and raised in Eastern Passage, N.S., was killed when his armoured vehicle rolled over near Kandahar.
Jan. 27 — Cpl. Jamie Murphy, 26, of Conception Harbour, Nfld., was killed in suicide bombing while on patrol near Kabul.
Oct. 2 — Sgt. Robert Short, 42, of Fredericton, and Cpl. Robbie Beerenfenger, 29, of Ottawa, were killed in a roadside bombing southwest of Kabul.
April 18 — Sgt. Marc Leger, 29, of Lancaster, Ont., Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, 24, of Montreal, Pte. Richard Green, 21, of Mill Cove, N.S., and Pte. Nathan Smith, 27, of Tatamagouche, N.S., were killed when U.S. F-16 fighter mistakenly bombed Canadians on pre-dawn training exercise. Eight other Canadians wounded in friendly-fire incident.
(Note: It was still April 17 in Canada because of the time difference.)
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