Canadians killed in Afghanistan Since 2002, 31 Ca…


Canadians killed in Afghanistan
Since 2002, 31 Canadian soldiers and one diplomat have been killed in Afghanistan.

Here is a list of the deaths:

2006

Sept. 3: Warrant Officers Frank Robert Mellish and Richard Francis Nolan, and two others whose names were withheld at their families’ request, killed in battle in Panjwaii district.

Aug. 22: Cpl. David Braun killed in a suicide attack.

Aug. 11: Cpl. Andrew Eykelenboom killed in suicide attack.

Aug. 9: Master Cpl. Jeffrey Walsh killed by apparent accidental discharge of rifle.

Aug. 5: Master Cpl. Raymond Arndt killed when his G-Wagon patrol vehicle collided with truck.

Aug. 3: Cpl. Christopher Reid killed by roadside bomb. Sgt. Vaughan Ingram, Cpl. Bryce Keller and Pte. Kevin Dallaire killed in rocket-propelled grenade attack.

July 22: Cpl. Francisco Gomez and Cpl. Jason Warren killed when car packed with explosives rammed their armoured vehicle.

July 9: Cpl. Anthony Boneca killed in firefight.

May 17: Capt. Nichola Goddard, an artillery officer, killed in Taliban ambush. She was first Canadian woman to be killed in action while serving in combat role.

April 22: Cpl. Matthew Dinning, Bombardier Myles Mansell, Lieut. William Turner and Cpl. Randy Payne killed when their G-Wagon destroyed by roadside bomb.

March 29: Pte. Robert Costall killed in firefight with Taliban.

March 2: Cpl. Paul Davis and Master Cpl. Timothy Wilson killed when their armoured vehicle ran off road.

Jan. 15: Glyn Berry, British-born Canadian diplomat, killed in suicide bombing.

2005

Nov. 24: Pte. Braun Woodfield killed when his armoured vehicle rolled over.

2004

Jan. 27: Cpl. Jamie Murphy killed in suicide bombing while on patrol.

2003

Oct. 2: Sgt. Robert Short and Cpl. Robbie Beerenfenger killed in roadside bombing.

2002

April 17: Sgt. Marc Léger, Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Pte. Richard Green and Pte. Nathan Smith killed when U.S. F-16 fighter mistakenly bombed Canadians.

CANADIAN PRESS

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