28 December 2008

Two more Canadian casualties

-- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Another roadside bomb attack in southern Afghanistan killed two more Canadian soldiers Saturday, along with an Afghan police officer and a local interpreter.

Warrant Officer Gaetan Roberge and Sgt. Gregory John Kruse were killed during a security patrol in the Panjway district, in the western part of Kandahar province.

The explosion wounded three other Canadian soldiers and another Afghan interpreter.
They will be remembered.



Bec said...

Neo, I read you every day but I never comment. I just don't want to hear this again. SHEESH!

To the families,
I want to express my condolences to all of the families. I am so proud of your boys and girls.

Thank you for sharing them with me and MY family. They will be forever MY family too. I will never quit supporting our troops.

Trust me, as a Canadian, I am as sad for each and every loss but I also believe in your kids, husbands, wives, fathers and mothers and may knowing that help in your loss and pride. They are an amazing group of individuals and I am so proud of them and you.

Thank you, for making me a proud Canadian.
I am so sorry. God bless you!

Neo Conservative said...

bec... what you have to remember is that we are involved in afghanistan for a greater good.

if we can bring these folks out of the 14th century and establish democracy in this region, it will have far-reaching implications for the future... for all of us.

and there's also stuff like this...

"Improvements in medical care since the Taliban fell five years ago have led to a marked decrease in Afghanistan's infant mortality rates - 40,000 fewer infant deaths a year."

thank goodness there are brave men and women willing to put themselves in harms way... to make the world a better place.