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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Goodbye Pte. Robert Costall
Goodbye Pte. Robert Costall.
Thoughts: Pte. Robert Costall remembered, Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan , Killed In Action, A moment of silence…, Canadians win battle last night in Afghanistan, Pte. Robert Costall, Sympathy
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RIP. However, now begins the series of calls to bring the troops home. Ironically, those calls will come from the same people - the NDP, the "Peace" movement - who supported the Chretien/Martin regime's decision to send them there in the first place...for their safety, no less.
PM Harper: stay the course!
Posted by: Scott | 2006-03-29 8:36:10 AM
Putting Canadian casualties in perspective: This letter to the Ottawa Citizen, March 29, outlines non-combat (Royal) Canadian Air Force fatalities during the Cold War (full text not online).
"Re: The price we've paid, March 27.
While it is worth reporting that 10 soldiers have died in Afghanistan since 2002, Canadians would be remiss to forget the exceedingly greater loss of Canadian pilots during the Cold War.
For instance, between 1951 and 1963, 92 pilots and navigators were killed while flying the CF-100s in Canada, France and Germany.
Between 1952 and 1967, 107 Canadian pilots were killed flying F-86 Sabres while stationed overseas in England, France or Germany or at home in Canada.
Between 1962 and 1983, 37 Canadian pilots were killed flying CF-104 Starfighters in Germany and Canada.
These 236 pilots gave their lives defending Canada and the free world during a time of real crisis. Their sacrifices must never be forgotten.
Posted by: Mark Collins | 2006-03-29 9:45:47 AM
Indian Chris, on Right-Wing & Right Minded, quotes this: "Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look."
Posted by: Bob & Ulli | 2006-03-29 1:18:51 PM
It is the soldier, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the soldier, who salutes the Flag, who serves under the Flag, whose coffin is draped by the Flag.
- copied from Indian Chris, Right-Wing & Right Minded
Posted by: Bob & Ulli | 2006-03-29 6:32:51 PM
Private Costall was from Thunder Bay, Ontario. I wonder what all the frothing anti-Ontarians like Scott and crew will have to say about that?
Posted by: Tom Jones | 2006-03-29 9:32:11 PM
Are you an idiot? What does Ontario have to do with this?
Posted by: Ed the Hun | 2006-03-30 2:10:11 AM
He may have been born in Ontario, but he was raised in BC.
Posted by: Scott | 2006-03-30 7:38:46 AM
I just wanted to see how the resident idiot (Scott) would react to an Ontarian being killed. I mean, he hates all Ontarians, so I wanted to see if he would be happy that this Canadian soldier was dead. Looks like he's trying to squirm out of it.
Posted by: Tom Jones | 2006-03-30 10:35:09 AM
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