Name of third Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan released
CEFCOM NR 08.041 - December 5, 2008
OTTAWA – The third soldier killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on December 5, 2008, was Warrant Officer Robert John Wilson.
WO Wilson was a member of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ontario, serving with the Task Force Kandahar Operational Mentor and Liaison Team.
He was killed with Corporal Mark Robert McLaren and Private Demetrios Diplaros, in an attack by improvised explosive device on their armoured vehicle, during a joint patrol in the Arghandab District with Afghan National Army soldiers. The incident occurred approximately 15 kilometres west of Kandahar City at about 9:00 a.m. Kandahar time.
Our Fallen Soldiers Return Home
LFCA MA 08-015 - December 7, 2008
OTTAWA – Our fallen soldiers, Private Demetrios Diplaros, 25, Corporal Mark Robert McLaren, 23, and Warrant Officer Robert John Wilson, 27, all infantrymen with the First Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment based in Petawawa, Ontario, will return home to Canada on Monday, December 8, 2008.
Where: 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.When: Monday, December 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
What: At the wishes of the families, media will be 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 W.J. Natynczyk and other dignitaries.
The three soldiers were killed as a result of an improvised explosive device attack on their armoured vehicle during a joint patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers in the Arghandab District. The incident occurred approximately 15 kilometres west of Kandahar City at about 9:00 a.m. Kandahar time on December 5, 2008.
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