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,
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.
Three Canadian soldiers killed and another injured in
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.
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
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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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
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
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