Cpl. Braun was killed while serving in Afghanistan on August 22,
The Honourable Gordon O'Connor, Minister of
National Defence, issued the following statement on the death of
Corporal David Braun
NR-06.050 - August 23, 2006
young Canadian soldier, Corporal David Braun, was killed Tuesday in
Afghanistan when the LAV III in which he was riding was attacked by
a suicide car bomber. I extend my deepest condolences, and those of
all Canadians, to his family and friends.
Cpl. Braun, based in Shilo, Manitoba, with the 2nd Battalion,
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, was on patrol in
Kandahar City with his fellow soldiers at the time of his death.
Three of his comrades were injured, and we hope for their swift
Canadians will not forget the dedication and courage Cpl. Braun
demonstrated in our name. We are humbled by his willingness to serve
Canada in this theatre of operation.
While there are risks involved in this selfless work, our personnel
are fully prepared for the demands they face. They are among the
best-trained and most experienced soldiers in the world. Canadians
everywhere honour their unwavering commitment to our country, and we
pray for their safe return.”
Cpl. David Braun, 27, died in the southern Afghanistan city of
Kandahar when his re-supply convoy was rammed by a vehicle loaded
with explosives. Three other soldiers were injured in the attack.
Cpl. Braun is the 27th Canadian killed since troops landed in the
troubled country more than four years ago. The growing number of
dead has raised questions among some about the merits of the
mission. But doubt is not what Cpl. Braun would have wanted,
according to his relatives and friends