Bodies of 2 fallen Canadian soldiers return home

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  1. Bodies of 2 fallen Canadian soldiers return home
    Last Updated: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | 3:14 PM ET Comments0Recommend1
    CBC News

    The bodies of two Canadian soldiers, including the highest-ranking officer killed in combat in Afghanistan, arrived on home soil Wednesday, as comrades and family members met to greet them at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Ontario.

    Maj. Yannick Pepin, 36, and Cpl. Jean-François Drouin, 31, were killed Sunday by a roadside bomb while on patrol southwest of Kandahar.

    Pepin and Drouin were members of the 5 Combat Engineer Regiment based in Valcartier, Que.

    Pepin, the highest-ranking Canadian killed in combat, was a native of Victoriaville, Que., and Drouin was born in Quebec City.

    Family members of the soldiers, including Pepin's partner, Annie, and two children, Alexandra, 6, and Charles, 4, carried flowers to the repatriation ceremony, where soldiers unloaded the two flag-draped coffins.

    On Monday, more than 1,000 Canadian, U.S., Dutch and British soldiers attended a ramp ceremony at Kandahar Airfield to honour their comrades-in-arms.

    Since 2002, the Afghan mission has claimed the lives of 129 Canadian soldiers.


    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2009/09/09/soldiers-bodies-pepin-drouin-return.html
     
  2. I happened to be leaving work just before the escort was due to arrive in Toronto. It's a moving sight to see so many people and EMS workers lining the bridges paying their respects. (As did I).
     
  3. Why don't you post this in the International (Canada) forum where some people might give a fuck. I'm not being horrible but we're losing enough of our own to really bother about every soldier lost on the planet. Sorry if I seem like a cunt but that's the reality.
     
  4. Forgive me but i thought Canada were on our side?. :?
     
  5. Sorry mate.Didn't read all before.Somebody may stop this then
     
  6. Because he is trying to communicate with hard b@stards such as your self..."just fouking" kill it!.
     
  7. Typical para, they are our allies and respect should be shown :x
     
  8. I must say you do seem like one. I wonder what your attitude would have been after Dieppe? Of course, if it bothers you so, you don't need to read it--that is why I noted the nationality in the subject.
     
  9. As far as I am concerned it is not a matter of "my" fallen or "your" fallen or "their" fallen brothers. We are in this together and I see it as "OUR" fallen brothers (or sisters) . I respect and mourn then all.
     
  10. Well said David
     


  11. Yep, you are totally correct, you are a cnut!!!
     
  12. Oh please shut up cold war warrior. Did you have a hard time blanket stacking in Germany?
     
  13. RIP soldiers.