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Our Fallen Soldiers Return Home

LFCA MA 08-012 - August 22, 2008

OTTAWA — Our fallen soldiers, Sergeant Shawn Allen Eades, 33, Corporal Dustin Roy Robert Joseph Wasden, 25, and Sapper Stephan J. Stock, 25, all combat engineers with 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment from Edmonton, Alberta are scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.

Where: 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Saturday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
What: At the wishes of the families, media are not permitted on the tarmac.

Present to pay their respects will be Her Excellency The Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable MichaŽlle Jean, Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and other dignitaries.

The three soldiers were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle, while on patrol, on Highway 1 in Zharey District, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Kandahar time on August 20, 2008. Another soldier was wounded in the attack and is recovering from his injuries.

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News Release

Three Canadian soldiers killed and another injured in Afghanistan

CEFCOM NR–08.038 - August 21, 2008

OTTAWA – Three Canadian soldiers were killed and one soldier injured after an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle, while on patrol, on Highway 1 in Zharey District at approximately 10:30 a.m., Kandahar time, on August 20, 2008.

One of the fallen soldiers is Sergeant Shawn Eades, a combat engineer with 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment from Edmonton, Alberta and attached to the Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group. At the request of the families, the names of the two other soldiers are being withheld temporarily.

The four soldiers were evacuated to Kandahar Air Field’s Role 3 Multi-National Medical Facility. Sadly, three soldiers were confirmed dead by medical authorities.

The injured soldier is in serious but stable condition. The commitment and sacrifice of our soldiers are helping to make a difference in the lives of the people of Kandahar Province. We will continue with our mission as we remember the lives of our fallen soldiers. We remain committed to working together with the people of Afghanistan to improve security and stability in Kandahar Province.

 

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News Release

Names released of two Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

CEFCOM NR–08.039 - August 21, 2008

OTTAWA – The other two soldiers killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on 20 August 2008 were:

                                                           
Corporal Dustin Roy Robert Joseph Wasden                                   Sapper Stephan John Stock
  • Corporal Dustin Roy Robert Joseph Wasden, and
  • Sapper Stephan John Stock.

Both soldiers were combat engineers with 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment from Edmonton, Alberta, and attached to the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group.

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