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

(CP) - The wife of a soldier slain during a suicide attack in Afghanistan bid her husband a safe return to Canada for the holidays in an emotional message sent less than two weeks before his death.

"We miss you so much... and we can't wait to see (you) home for Christmas," Kerry Arnold wrote Sept. 6 on a Department of National Defence website that relays messages to Canada's soldiers.

"We are so proud of you. Great job honey. Stay safe, take care," reads the posting, which includes expressions of love from Kerry, daughters Jessica and Samantha and son Connor.

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