Monday, February 02, 2009

Another Canadian Soldier killed in Afghanistan

There was another ramp cermony in Afghanistan yesterday for Sapper Sean Greenfield, a member of the 24 Field Engineer Squadron, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, based in Petawawa.

Sapper Sean Greenfield, 25 was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) at the end of a succesful mission to search and sieze bomb making materiel of the kind that ended his young life. The military says the mission was successful, netting IED detonators, pressure plates, ammunition, and other weapons.

By all accounts he was a very popular and gregarious young man known for his playful banter and his guitar playing. Professionaly he was recognized as a Soldier with a promising future in the Army. His goal was to join Canada's special forces with JTF2.

"This day reminds us that freedom often comes with a cost. There are many people in this country who dream this dream with us and there is a lot to be done in building this civilization of love, as opposed to hate." said Padre Roy Laudenorio. "He did not die in vain."

May he rest in peace.

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