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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #50 on: July 09, 2006, 17:26:14 »
I was fortunate enough to personally know 'T-Bone', we both belonged to the same regiment and went through the same BMQ and were section mates.  I'll be remembering his great sense of humour, how out-spoken he was and his sense of esprit de corp. 

RIP buddy

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Re: Canadian Soldier dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #51 on: July 09, 2006, 17:41:09 »
:cdn: Stand Easy Corporal :cdn:

RIP, thoughts to the comrades, family, loved ones and friends...

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That very post was just on Global news about 5 minutes ago.

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #52 on: July 09, 2006, 18:18:20 »
http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/newsroom/view_news_e.asp?id=1981

Statement by the Minister of National Defence on the passing of Corporal Anthony Joseph Boneca
July 9, 2006

Ottawa, Ontario

The Honourable Gordon O'Connor, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the passing of Corporal Anthony Joseph Boneca.

"It is with deepest sorrow that I learned of the death of Corporal Anthony Joseph Boneca, who was killed during operations this morning in Afghanistan at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time. Corporal Boneca was a member of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, based in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of this brave soldier, who died in the name of democracy, protecting the freedoms we cherish so strongly as Canadians.

Canada will mourn the loss of Corporal Boneca but he will not be forgotten. His memory will live on through the people whose lives he has touched, while fulfilling our mission to bring peace and security to Afghanistan.

There are risks involved in this operation, but our members are among the best trained, and most experienced soldiers in the world. They are fully prepared for the mission in Afghanistan. Corporal Boneca's courage in the face of danger demonstrates the tenacity and strength of all our CF members and it is with pride that I say he represents the best of Canada--an inspiration to his countrymen.

I stand in honour of his sacrifice and my thoughts and prayers are with him."
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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #53 on: July 09, 2006, 18:33:51 »
RIP

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #54 on: July 09, 2006, 19:01:05 »
RIP, two tours is more than most will ever do. You have done your unit, family, friends, Reserves and country proud. November 11th is going to have new meaning to this generation.  :salute:  :(

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #55 on: July 09, 2006, 21:26:54 »
RIP Soldier,

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and in the morn

We will remember them!

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #56 on: July 09, 2006, 21:32:47 »
My sincerest condolences to the family, friends and fellow soldiers of Corporal Boneca.  From the few posts already on the site, my sense is that Corporal Boneca was dedicated soldier and a man that could be relied upon by his fellow soldiers. RIP.

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2006, 22:24:41 »
 :'( Rest In Peace :salute: :cdn:  My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends
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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #58 on: July 09, 2006, 22:28:14 »
Canada.com has the storey http://www.canada.com/topics/news/index.html

Note the area to post your condolences:

http://www.legacy.com/can-nationalpost/Guestbook.asp?Page=GuestBook&PersonID=18386092

Stand easy Corporal Boneca, end of mission.   :salute:

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2006, 22:32:07 »
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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #60 on: July 09, 2006, 23:08:19 »
My thoughts are with the family and friends of Cpl. Anthony Boneca. Rest in peace soldier  :salute:

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #61 on: July 09, 2006, 23:52:38 »
The army family has lost a brother, a brother who’s honour we will continue to fight for.  Rest in peace soldier  :cdn: :salute: :cdn:
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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #62 on: July 09, 2006, 23:58:25 »
my sympathy and gratitude goes out to his parents. I just heard on the news he was an only child.
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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #63 on: July 10, 2006, 00:10:14 »
Has a mailing address been released? I would like to send a letter if possible

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #64 on: July 10, 2006, 00:19:53 »
Just got the news of the death of this soldier on here, and truly a sad event.

Thunder Bays's LSSR have a strong reputation for breeding good infantry soldiers, and the loss of this man will truly be felt my all who knew him, trained with him, and fought along side him.

My thoughts are with his mates both overseas and at home in T-Bay, and especially his family. Being an only child, I cant even imagine the loss his parents are feeling now, and for the rest of their lives.


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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #65 on: July 10, 2006, 02:54:05 »
RIP Soldier, you gave all you had.  :salute:

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #66 on: July 10, 2006, 03:00:45 »
A peaceful rest to the soldier, condolences to the family for the grief they are suffering - a grief that time may dull but never erase - and many thanks for the service and sacrifice that he and they gave.

May you find tranquility soon.
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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #67 on: July 10, 2006, 03:04:49 »
My sincere condolences to the family of this fine young soldier.  Lest we forget...

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #68 on: July 10, 2006, 04:10:16 »
Rest easy :cdn: :salute:

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #69 on: July 10, 2006, 06:29:57 »
No mailing addresses have been made public to this point, but if one sends a card to:

Boneca Family
c/o The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
Thunder Bay Garrison
317 Park Avenue
Thunder Bay ON P7B 1C7

I'm certain it will get to the family.

Also, I'll be printing this thread off and sharing it with the family.  Once more details re:  internment are available (like address of funeral home), I'll share either here, or on the thread of ongoing AFG news:
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,46893.0/all.html

I'm also updating my own news page on the incident at least once a day here:
https://milnewstbay.pbwiki.com/Boneca

In order to keep this means clear for messages of condolence, shared memories and support, any news updates with new information will be posted to the thread listed above.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #70 on: July 10, 2006, 07:34:52 »
My most sincerest and heartfelt coldolences to the family and friends of this brave soldier.
May he rest peacefully knowing that he gave his all for the betterment of those less fortunate.

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #71 on: July 10, 2006, 07:57:12 »
Your contributions to the freedom that all men and women deserve will never be forgotten.
My prayers are with the family, friends and Regiment at this sad time.

God Bless. :cdn: :salute:
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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #72 on: July 10, 2006, 10:33:01 »
RIP Cpl :cdn: :salute:
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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #73 on: July 10, 2006, 10:38:02 »
Official Combined Forces Command press release announcing the death of a coalition soldier.

http://www.cfc-a.centcom.mil/News%20Release/2006/07-July/Coalition%20Soldier%20killed%20during%20operations%20in%20Kandahar.htm

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Re: Cpl. Anthony Joseph Boneca dies in Fire Fight, 9 July 06
« Reply #74 on: July 10, 2006, 10:57:01 »
Take up our quarrel with the foe,
To you, from failing hands we throw,
The torch, be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with we who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies blow,
In Flanders Fields.


The poppies blow in Afghanistan too, and our soldiers die for their country wherever they are sent.  Let we forget.  War isn't just WWII...it can be here and now too.

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My condolences to the family.  This must be a devastating blow.
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