Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another Canadian Falls

Soldiers carry the body of Pte. Alexandre Péloquin, 20, into a waiting plane at Kandahar Airfield on Tuesday. (DND)

Yesterday Canada welcomed home the body of Private Alexandre Péloquin . As the DND press release stated, "Private Péloquin was killed when an explosive device detonated during a foot patrol in the Panjwai District. The incident took place in an area south-west of Kandahar City at around 9:20 a.m., Kandahar time, June 8, 2009. He was serving as a member of the 2e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group."

CBC News reported this about him. " ... Péloquin's grandmother, Rita Moore-Péloquin, told The Canadian Press her grandson was made for the military and joined the cadets at a young age.

Péloquin wanted to go to Afghanistan to help people, said Moore-Péloquin.

Péloquin was serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal 22nd Regiment, known as the Van Doos, based at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier near Quebec City.

He is the 12th Valcartier soldier to have died during the mission, which began seven years ago. The overall Canadian death toll is 119 soldiers, one diplomat and two aid workers."

Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.

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