Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

DND announced on January 31st that Sapper Sean Greenfield was killed that day in Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in struck a roadside bomb.

The other occupants of the vehicle were assessed and returned to duty. A difficult day for them, to be sure. Greenfield was a sapper, which in army vocabulary means an engineer. He served with 24 Field Engineer Squadron, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, based at CFB Petawawa. He was 25 years old and was from Pinawa, Manitoba. CBC news reported that Greenfield was known by his comrades for singing and playing his guitar. His body returned home to Canada yesterday at CFB Trenton.

Sapper Greenfield is the 108th Canadian soldier to have died in service of his country in Afghanistan. Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.

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