Saturday, April 22, 2006

Canadian Afghan War Dead Tally - In Honour & In Grief

To view details on Canadian Soldiers killed in the Afghan war to date link to either CBC or Below is partial list started from LFP before it started to get too large.

  • Capt. Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard was the first ever female Canadian Soldier killed in combat. See LFP posting. Captain Goddard was a 26-year-old CFB Shilo-based soldier and was killed during a firefight with Taliban insurgents May 17, 2006.
  • Four soldiers were killed today April 22,2006 in what could be the worst one-day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War.
  • Pte. Robert Costall, age 22 died and three other canadians were wounded during a firefight with Taliban insurgents north of Kandahar early Wednesday morning March 29, 2006.
  • A soldier was killed and another later died from his injuries after their armoured vehicle ran off a road in the Kandahar area on March 2, 2006. Six others were injured.
  • A Canadian diplomat was killed and three Canadian soldiers were wounded in a suicide bombing near Kandahar on Jan. 15, 2006.
  • One soldier lost his life and four were injured when the armoured vehicle they were travelling in rolled over on Nov. 24, 2005, near Kandahar.
  • One soldier died in a suicide bombing on Jan. 27 2004 while on patrol near Kabul. Three others were wounded.
  • Two soldiers were killed and three were wounded in a roadside bombing southwest of Kabul on Oct. 2, 2003.
  • Four soldiers were killed and eight were wounded in a friendly-fire incident near Kandahar on April 18, 2002. A U.S. F-16 fighter jet mistakenly bombed the Canadians, who were on an training exercise.

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