Three Canadian soldiers killed and five injured in Afghanistan
CEFCOM NR–08.044 - September 3, 2008
OTTAWA – Three Canadian soldiers were killed and
five injured after an insurgent attack on their armoured vehicle
while they were conducting a security patrol in Zharey district at
approximately 9:30 a.m., Kandahar time, on September 3, 2008.
The fallen soldiers are Corporal Andrew Paul Grenon, Corporal
Michael James Alexander Seggie, and Private Chadwick James Horn. All
three soldiers were infantrymen with the Second Battalion, Princess
Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Shilo, Manitoba.
The injured soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to the
Multi-National Medical Facility at Kandahar Airfield. One soldier is
in critical condition, one is in serious, but stable condition, two
are in good condition, and one has been treated and returned to
duty. The identities of the injured soldiers will not be released.
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
Private Chadwick James Horn
Corporal Andrew Paul Grenon
Corporal Michael James
Statement by the Minister of National Defence on the death of
three Canadian soldiers
NR–08.060 - September 3, 2008
OTTAWA - The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay,
Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada
Opportunities Agency, issued the following statement today on the
death of three Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan:
“It is with great sadness that I learned of the deaths of
Corporal Andrew Paul Grenon, Corporal Michael James Alexander Seggie
and Private Chadwick James Horn in Afghanistan. These brave soldiers
were involved in an attack on their armoured vehicle. Our wishes for
a prompt and full recovery are also with their five comrades who
were injured in the attack. Friends, families and loved ones are
foremost in our thoughts in these difficult times.
The attack that took the lives of these soldiers took place in
the Zharey District of Kandahar when their vehicle was engaged by
insurgents. Canadian Forces efforts in this region are aimed at
providing the security and stability necessary for Afghans and
international partners to rebuild Kandahar province after years of
destruction and violence.
The United Nations-mandated mission is making a difference in
Afghanistan. Canadians, and the Government of Canada, stand proudly
in support our Canadian Forces members as they strive to bring
safety and stability back to Afghanistan.
Their sacrifices will not be forgotten.”