Three Canadian Forces personnel killed and two injured in
CEFCOM NR 09.004 - March 4, 2009
Three Canadian Forces personnel were killed and two were injured
when an improvised explosive device detonated near an armoured
vehicle during a patrol in the Arghandab District. The incident
occurred northwest of Kandahar City at around 5:40 p.m., Kandahar
time, on 3 March, 2009.
Warrant Officer Dennis Raymond Brown
Corporal Dany Olivier Fortin
Corporal Kenneth Chad O’Quinn
The CF personnel were conducting security operations in the area
when the explosion occurred.
Killed in action were Warrant Officer Dennis Raymond Brown, from The
Lincoln and Welland Regiment, Corporal Dany Olivier Fortin, from 425
Tactical Fighter Squadron at 3 Wing Bagotville, and Corporal Kenneth
Chad O’Quinn, from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters
and Signals Squadron.
The injured CF personnel were evacuated by helicopter to the Role 3
Multi-National Medical Facility at Kandahar Airfield. They are in
good and fair condition, and their names will not be released.
Members of Task Force Kandahar are committed to improving security
and increasing development in Kandahar Province. We are all thinking
of the family and friends of our fallen comrades during this sad
time, but are determined to continue working with our Afghan and
international partners towards a better future for the people of