Canadian Soldier Killed and Seven Wounded in Afghanistan
CEFCOM NR–08.032 - September 7, 2008
OTTAWA – Earlier today, one Canadian soldier was
killed and seven were injured after their armoured vehicle struck an
improvised explosive device during a security patrol in Panjwayii
District at approximately 12:30 p.m., Kandahar time.
fallen soldier is Sgt Prescott Shipway, an infantryman with the
Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based
in Shilo, Manitoba.
Afghan National Army soldiers secured the area while the Canadian
soldiers were being cared for before being evacuated by helicopter
to Kandahar Air Field’s Role 3 Multi-National Medical Facility.
The injured soldiers are reported to be in good condition. All
were treated and are expected to self-notify their next of kin. The
wounded soldiers’ names will not be released.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Sgt Shipway
during this difficult time. In the upcoming days, we will be
focusing our efforts on providing the best possible support to the
family and colleagues of our brother-in-arms as we continue in our
mission to bring security and stability to the people of Kandahar