Tuesday October 17, 2006

Cpl Glen Arnold, a member of 2 Field Ambulance, was killed Sept 18, 2006 by a suicide bomber during a foot patrol in Afghanistan.

Task Force Afghanistan is part of Canada’s contribution to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. This mission is about Canadians and their international partners helping Afghans rebuild their lives, families, communities and nation. Canadian operations aim to improve the quality of life of Afghans by providing a secure environment in which Afghan society can recover from more than 25 years of conflict.

The Canadian Forces (CF) contribution in Afghanistan comprises about 2,000 soldiers, most of whom serve with Task Force Afghanistan at Kandahar Airfield and Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar City. Additional personnel are assigned to various military headquarters, and civilian organizations in Kabul and elsewhere in the country.


Statement from the family of Corporal Glen Arnold

September 20, 2006

We would like to first send heart felt condolences to the families and friends of the other fallen and injured soldiers. We understand the difficult time you are going through and our prayers are with you.

My husband Glen was born in Sudbury, Ont., and raised in McKerrow, Ont., where his loving parents George and Leona reside. He bravely served his country for 14 years during which he deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a member of DART in Sri Lanka and one previous deployment to Afghanistan.

In addition to being a dedicated soldier, we will first and foremost remember Glen as a dedicated father and a loving husband. He was loved and respected and will be dearly missed by all of us.

In closing, during this difficult time, as we grieve the loss of a husband, a father, a son, a brother and a friend, we respectfully request privacy.

Loving wife,
Kerry and Family


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