Old Red Jacket Talker

Just an old RCMP dispatcher’s ramblings . . .

Number 134 :(

Sadly Canada has lost another of our soldiers in Afghanistan as reported by the CBC in Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan.

This is the 134th military person to be killed in this conflict.

What a waste.

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December 24, 2009 Posted by | Military | Leave a comment

Add Another Death To The List

I always get the feeling when I read of one of our military members getting killed in Afghanistan that we are likely to have another death soon. The deaths seem to come in groups for some reason.

Yesterday the world was advised of the 133rd death of a Canadian military member in the story of Sapper Marshall remembered.

I can only hope the number stops at two and does not increase in total in the foreseeable future.

October 31, 2009 Posted by | Military | Leave a comment

Loss Number 132 in Afghanistan

This morning we lost another military member in Afghanistan as reported by CBC in Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Lt. Justin Garrett Boyes, 26, was killed when his foot patrol was hit by the blast of an improvised explosive device, at about 9 a.m. local time, 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City in Panjwayi district.

Boyes grew up in Saskatchewan and belonged to the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton.

October 28, 2009 Posted by | Military | Leave a comment

Increase The Count To 131

Sadly we are being informed of the 131th death of a Canadian Forces member this evening. Pte. Jonathan Couturier, 23 a member of 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment, based in Valcartier, Que., was killed when his vehicle detonated an improvised explosive device some 25 kilometres southwest of Kandahar city.

September 17, 2009 Posted by | Military | Leave a comment

The Toll Is Now 130

Sunday appears to be a bad day for the Canadian military of late. Canadian soldier killed by IED blast in Afghanistan reports the death of another soldier on Sunday. This is only 1 week since we were last advised of 2 soldiers being killed on September 6th.

Even though the current soldier that was killed was announced immediately to the media the military had put an embargo on the news so the media could not report on the death until today.

September 14, 2009 Posted by | Military | Leave a comment

Highways of Heros

August 4, 2009 Posted by | Military | Leave a comment

The Toll Increases By Two

CBC is reporting the death of two more of our Canadian troops in Afghanistan in 2 Canadian soldiers killed in roadside bomb blast on Saturday.

That brings the total deaths of military members to 127.

August 2, 2009 Posted by | Military | Leave a comment