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Ontario soldier killed in Kandahar
Canwest News Service
Published: Wednesday, September 03, 2008
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Canada has lost another soldier in Afghanistan, just days after he received a medal for bravery.

Andrew Grenon of Windsor, Ont. was two weeks away from concluding his second Afghan tour. His death came just 10 days after he was awarded a bravery medal in the field.

"I am proud of the way he died, I am proud of what he did," his distraught mother Theresa Charbonneau told the Windsor Star. Grenon's Windsor family was informed of his death Wednesday morning. Grenon, 23, joined the Canadian military more than four years ago and was with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry based at CFB Shilo in Manitoba.


Andrew Grenon, 23, of Windsor, Ont. was two weeks away from concluding his second Afghan tour.
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Font:****"He loved it. He firmly believed in what he was doing," said Charbonneau. Grenon is the 94th Canadian soldier to be killed in Afghanistan since Canada's current military mission began in 2002. There are about 2,500 Canadians deployed in that country, which is struggling against a Taliban-led insurgency.

Three combat engineers attached to 2 Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry were killed by a roadside bomb blast onAug. 20.

Grenon saw some of the fiercest fighting during Operation Medusa during his first tour in 2006/07 and was injured twice, but he enthusiastically volunteered for this latest tour.

On Aug. 24, Grenon was the recipient of a Canadian Expeditionary Forces Commander's Commendation for an incident that occurred early on his current tour, which began March 3. "Andrew's actions prevented the outbreak of a riot and saved the lives of two soldiers," reads the bravery award's inscription.

No details of the incident in which Grenon was killed have yet been released by the Canadian military.

Grenon spoke to Canwest News Service as he prepared to leave for home during an earlier tour of duty in Afghanistan in February 2007.

He described harrowing experiences in combat. When they rolled into Masum Ghar during Operation Medusa, Grenon said, he was disappointed when he heard firing on the south side of the mountain. He felt they'd gone to the wrong spot and would miss any contact with the enemy.

"And then they started coming up over the ridge and they were hammering us from the top and we were soon getting it from three sides," he recalled in an interview.

Grenon said he fired 1,600 machine-gun rounds in one two-hour stretch. The Canadians suffered only a few minor injuries.

Grenon was injured twice during his earlier Afghan tour. Once, he was struck deaf temporarily and covered in scratches and bruises from thrown-up gravel after a mortar landed in the middle of a patrol base. Another time his LAV III drove over a double-stack of anti-tank mines and his vehicle was enveloped in a fireball. He had to be pulled to safety by his comrades. That led to another bout of short-term hearing loss and a chipped knee bone.

But the worst incident was when the platoon ran a harrowing 8.5-kilometre gauntlet through hundreds of Taliban fighters along Ambush Alley on an Aug. 21, 2006 night convoy.

Grenon turned to answer a comrade in the vehicle when a rocket-propelled grenade shot by under his arm, right where his chest had been a second earlier. One signaller's helmet caught a bullet but, miraculously, there was not a single Canadian casualty.

"That was the closest I came to dying," said Grenon.

Cpl. Dustin Wasden, one of the three killed in the August attack, is to be buried Wednesday in his hometown of Spiritwood, Sask. Wasden was killed along with Sgt. Shawn Eades of Hamilton, Ont., and Sapper Stephan John Stock, 25, of Campbell River, B.C.

Two Canadian aid workers employed by the International Rescue Committee were also killed last month in the Central Asian country's Logar province when their car, en route to Kabul, came under attack. Jacqueline Kirk, 40, of Outremont, Que. and Shirley Case, 30, from Williams Lake, B.C., had been in Afghanistan helping mentally and physically disabled children.

When the latest attacks are added to the death of Canadian diplomat GlynBerry in 2006, the Canadian death toll in Afghanistan is 97 since 2002.

About 2,500 Canadian troops are stationed in Afghanistan, most of whom are based in the volatile Kandahar province.

Last week, the U.S. announced it had sent an additional 800 soldiers to support the Canadian mission

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Re: Ontario soldier killed in Kandahar 3 Sep 08
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 12:40:30 »
Sorry, here is the link:

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=f9315bec-f992-4188-867e-a743960f648b

It hasn't made CBC.ca or CTV.ca yet.

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Re: Ontario soldier killed in Kandahar 3 Sep 08
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 12:49:22 »
God dammit!!!

I f*&%ing hate this news >:(


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Re: Ontario soldier killed in Kandahar 3 Sep 08
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 12:53:49 »
Never a happy day to hear this news.

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Re: Ontario soldier killed in Kandahar 3 Sep 08
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008, 12:57:00 »
On CTV News Net right now.  3 down, 5 injured.

RIP boys and speedy recovery to the others.  :salute:
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Re: Ontario soldier killed in Kandahar 3 Sep 08
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008, 13:03:43 »
Here is the link to the Breaking News story in the Globe and Mail

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Re: Ontario soldier killed in Kandahar 3 Sep 08
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 13:05:17 »
RIP boys, condolences to the familes and the comrades of the fallen.

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3 Canadian soldiers killed, 5 hurt in Afghan attack
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008, 13:11:39 »
3 Canadian soldiers killed, 5 hurt in Afghan attack
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 | 1:07 PM ET CBC News
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Three Canadian soldiers were killed and five wounded during an attack on their armoured vehicle in the Zhari district of Afghanistan's sourhern Kandahar province on Wednesday morning, the military announced.

Cpl. Andrew Grenon, Cpl. Mike Seggie and Pte. Chad Horn were killed, the military said.

The three deaths come less than two weeks after three other soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in the volatile Zhari district.

With the latest deaths, the number of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan has risen to 96. Canada launched its Afghan mission in February 2002, and about 2,500 Canadian soldiers are now serving in the war-torn country, most of them in the volatile south.

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Three Canadian soldiers killed, 5 wounded in Zhari
Updated Wed. Sep. 3 2008 1:07 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff


Three Canadians soldiers have been killed and five wounded during an insurgent attack in Afghanistan Wednesday morning.


The soldiers from the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry were on a security patrol in a light armoured vehicle (LAV) when they came under attack, said Brig. Gen. Denis Thompson.


Following are the names of those killed:


Cpl. Andrew Grenon
Cpl. Mike Seggie
Pte. Chad Horn

"The brave soldiers killed today were coming to the end of their tour and it saddens me to think of their loved ones awaiting their return later this month," Thompson said.


He released few details about the attack except to say the soldiers were not killed by an improvised explosive device, but by a direct attack in Zhari district of Kandahar province.


Of the five soldiers wounded in the attack, one is in critical condition, one is in serious but stable condition, two are considered to be in good condition and one has been treated and released, Thompson said.


The Princess Pats are based in Shilo, Man.


In total, 96 Canadian soldiers and one diplomat have now been killed in Afghanistan.

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This always breaks my heart.  May you rest in peace soldiers, your service here is done.
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RIP Boys.  :salute:

My condolences to all the families involved. To our injured soldiers get well soon.
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Another sad day for Canada.

RIP the our fallen, my thoughts go out to their loved ones, friends and comrades.

Speedy recovery to the wounded...

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Condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the fallen, and wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to the injured
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A bit more from Canadian Press

edited to add CF statement:

Three Canadian soldiers were killed and five injured after an insurgent attack on their armoured vehicle while they were conducting a security patrol in Zharey district at approximately 9:30 a.m., Kandahar time, on September 3, 2008.

The fallen soldiers are Corporal Andrew Paul Grenon, Corporal Michael James Alexander Seggie, and Private Chadwick James Horn. All three soldiers were infantrymen with the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Manitoba.

The injured soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to the Multi-National Medical Facility at Kandahar Airfield. One soldier is in critical condition, one is in serious, but stable condition, two are in good condition, and one has been treated and returned to duty. The identities of the injured soldiers will not be released.

The commitment and sacrifice of our soldiers are helping to make a difference in the lives of the people of Kandahar Province. We will continue with our mission as we remember the lives of our fallen soldiers. We remain committed to working together with the people of Afghanistan to improve security and stability in Kandahar Province.


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Regrets to all the family and friends of these men.  :cdn:
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Weeping for the families...wishing Godspeed to all soldiers in Afghanistan...please come home.

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Three Canadian soldiers killed and five injured in Afghanistan
CEFCOM NR–08.044 - September 3, 2008

OTTAWA – Three Canadian soldiers were killed and five injured after an insurgent attack on their armoured vehicle while they were conducting a security patrol in Zharey district at approximately 9:30 a.m., Kandahar time, on September 3, 2008.

The fallen soldiers are Corporal Andrew Paul Grenon, Corporal Michael James Alexander Seggie, and Private Chadwick James Horn. All three soldiers were infantrymen with the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Manitoba.

The injured soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to the Multi-National Medical Facility at Kandahar Airfield. One soldier is in critical condition, one is in serious, but stable condition, two are in good condition, and one has been treated and returned to duty. The identities of the injured soldiers will not be released.

The commitment and sacrifice of our soldiers are helping to make a difference in the lives of the people of Kandahar Province. We will continue with our mission as we remember the lives of our fallen soldiers. We remain committed to working together with the people of Afghanistan to improve security and stability in Kandahar Province.

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Cpl Grenon

Cpl Seggie

Pte Horn


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 Sad day for Canada.



 My condolences to the families and friends.



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RIP  :salute:
A speedy recovery to the wounded, and my sincerest condolences to the families of the fallen.
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Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for those in need.

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Very sad day for our country.  :'(  :cdn:

R.I.P. to the fallen and prayers for the wounded.  :salute: :cdn:
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RIP soldiers and speedy recovery for the wounded :salute: