Monday, April 09, 2007

Remembering Fallen Canadian Brothers: Afghanistan

Our heroes have sacrificed themselves again for us. They did so for us, and for all Afghans. We can remember them and we can hang our heads and say "thank you." They are gone but will never be forgotten.

Six Canadian military families spent their Easter Monday coming to grips with the deaths of their loved ones, killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan.

"The fact that he died on Easter -- Easter's a special, special day, because there's hope beyond the grave," Laurie Greenslade told CTV Atlantic Monday about her 20-year-old son, Pte. David Greenslade. The St. John, N.B. woman choked back tears as she said it...

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Toronto Star: 6 Canadians killed


Sergeant Donald Lucas, of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment, was one of six Canadian soldiers killed when his light armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the border between Helmand and Kandahar provinces.


Private David R. Greenslade, of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment

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In the news:

+ Turkish authorities today detained a man who threatened to blow up a passenger plane to divert it to Iran, officials said. The man, identified as Mehmet Goksen Gol, entered the cockpit and threatened to blow up the plane, claiming to have an explosive device on board,Ankara Deputy Governor Hayati Soylu said. The man was not armed and did not have explosives.

+ Female suicide bomber kills 16 at Iraqi police station: A female suicide bomber killed at least 16 people on Tuesday northeast of Baghdad after she set off a belt of explosives in the midst of a gathering of Iraqi police recruits, police and a hospital official said.

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