17 March 2008

CBC screws up...

Actually memorializes latest Canadian casualty... forgets to crap all over Afghan mission...
In a statement issued by the military, Boyes' family said they are "devastated" by the news.

"Jason loved his job, he loved the military and his fellow soldiers loved him back. His world was his daughter, Mackenzie, his wife, Alison, his dogs and his family," the statement said.

"This was his third tour in Afghanistan. We have always, and still do, support this mission."

Lt.-Col. Dave Corbould, commander of Boyes' battle group, said the soldier was "a committed warrior."

Boyes was "a leader through and through," he said. "He was someone we can all emulate. He represented the warrior spirit 100 per cent."

Regimental Sgt.-Maj. Brian Semenko also described Boyes as a committed soldier. He said he had talked a lot about the mission with Boyes over the past few years.

"He was really dedicated to the idea of serving overseas," Semenko said. "He felt the best way to serve was to do it overseas. His idea was not to give candy to children, but to kill insurgents."
He will be remembered.