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Canadians who have died in Afghanistan

 

Heroes come in all sizes and shapes.  At Mysteries of Canada we honour our military and civilian heroes through our stories and our lists (including Victoria Cross recipients, Star and Medal of Valour, Cross of Valour recipients and more.  We also have a list of Canadians killed in peacekeeping operations around the world.Our newest list is perhaps the most difficult to write because we are still adding to it.   Below is the list of service and civilian personnel who have given the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan since 2002.  Regardless of how you feel about the war in Afghanistan, our honoring of these heroes must rise above politics.

 

Sgt. Donald LucasPte. Kevin KennedyCpl. Aaron E. WilliamsPte. David R. GreensladeCpl. Christopher P. StannixCpl. Brent PolandCpl. Kevin MegeneyCpl Albert StormCWO Bob GirouardSgt..Darcy Scott TedfordPte. Blake Neil WilliamsonTrooper Mark Andrew WilsonSgt. Craig Paul Gillam.Cpl. Robert Thomas James MitchellPte..Josh KlukieCpl. Glen ArnoldPte. David Byers ­Cpl. Shane KeatingCpl. Keith MorleyPte. Mark Anthony GrahamPte. William Jonathan James CushleyWarrant Officer Frank Robert MellishWarrant Officer Richard Francis NolanSgt. Shane StachnikCpl. David BraunCpl. Andrew James EykelenboomMaster Cpl. Jeffrey Scott WalshMaster Cpl. Raymond Arndt.Pte. Nathan SmithPte. Terry John Street

Pte. Kevin DallaireSgt. Vaughan IngramCpl. Bryce Jeffrey KellerCpl. Christopher Jonathan ReidCpl. Francisco GomezCpl. Jason Patrick WarrenCpl. Anthony Jeseph BooecaCapt. Nichola Kathleen Sarah GoddardCpl. Matthew David James DinningBombardier Myles Stanley John MansellCpl. Randy PaynePte. Robert CostallMaster Cpl. Timothy WiIsonCpl. Paul DavisPte. Brawn Scott WoodfieldCpl. Jamie Brendan MurphyCpl. Robbie Christopher BeerenfengerSgt. Robert Alan ShortCpl. Ainsworth DyerPte. Richard GreenSgt. Marc D. Leger

Diplomat Glyn BerryAid worker Jacqueline KirkAid worker Shirley CaseJournalist Michelle LangCarpenter Mike Frastacky

Master Corporal Allan Stewart
Trooper Patrick James Pentland
Master Cpl Anthony Klumpenhouwer
Cpl. Matthew McCully
Master Cpl. Darrell Jason Priede
Trooper Darryl Caswell
Sgt. Christos Karigiannis
Cpl. Stephen Frederick Bouzane
Pte. Joel Vincent Wiebe
Capt. Matthew Johnathan Dawe
Cpl. Cole Bartsch
 Cpl. Jordan Anderson
Capt. Jefferson Francis
Pte. Lane Watkins
Master-Cpl. Colin Bason
Major Raymond Ruckpaul
Pte Simon Longtin
Master Cpl. Christian Duchesne
Master Warrant Officer Mario Mercier
Cpl. Nathan Hornburg
Cpl. Nicholas Beauchamp
Pte. Michel Levesque
Gunner Jonathan Dion
Cpl Eric Labbe
Warrant Officer Hani Massouh
Trooper Richard Renaud
Cpl. Etienne Gonthier
Trooper Michael Yuki Hayakaze
Bombardier Jérémie Ouellet
Sargeant Jason Boyes
Cpl. Michael StarkerCapt. Richard LearyCapt. Jonathan (Jon) SnyderPrivate Colin William WilmotCorporal Brendan Anthony DowneyCpl. James Hayward ArnaMaster Corporal Josh RobertsMaster Corporal Erin DoyleSgt. Shawn EadesCpl. Dustin WasdenSapper Stephan John StockCpl Andrew GrenonCpl. Mike SeggiePrivate Chad HornLt. Justin Garrett Boyes

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Sgt. Scott ShipwayCpl. Mark McLarenPte. Demetrios DiplarosWarrant Officer Robert WilsonCpl. Thomas James HamiltonPte. Justin Peter JonesPte. John Michael Roy CurwinPte. Michael Bruce FreemanW/O Gaeten Joseph RobergeSgt. Greg John KruseTrooper Brian Richard GoodSgt. Vaughn IngramCpl. Bryce James KellerCpl. Christopher Jonathan ReidPte. Kevin Dallaire
Master Cpl. Raymond ArndtSapper Sean David GreenfieldWarrant Officer Dennis Raymond BrownCpl. Dany FortinCpl. Kenneth O’QuinnTrooper Marc DiabMaster Cpl. Scott Francis VernelliCpl. Tyler CrooksTrooper Jack BouthillierTrooper Corey Joseph HayesTrooper Karine BlaisPte.Alexandre PeloquinCpl Martin Dubé
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Cpl. Nick BulgerMaster Cpl. Charles-Philippe MichaudCpl Martin JoannettePte. Sébastien CourcySapper Mathieu AllardCpl. Christian BobbitMaj. Yannick PepinCpl. Jean-François DrouinCpl. Patrick LormandMaster Cpl. Pat AudetPvt. Jonathan CouturierSapper Steven MarshallLt. Andrew Nutall
Sgt. George MiokCpl. Zachery McCormackSgt. Kirk TaylorPte. Garrett ChidleySgt. John Wayne FaughtCpl. Joshua Caleb BakerCapt. Frank PaulCpl. Darren James FitzpatrickPvt. Tyler William ToddP.O.2 Douglas Craig BlakePvt. Kevin McKayMaster Cpl. Byron Greff

Col. Geoff ParkerTrooper Larry RuddSgt. Martin GoudreaultSgt. James MacneilMaster Cpl. Kristal Giesebrecht Pte. Andrew MillerSapper Brian CollierCpl Brian PinksenCpl Steve MartinCpl Yannick ScherrerBombardier Karl ManningMaster Cpl. Francis Roy

 

 

For more information on these brave Canadians, go to: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/fallen-disparus/index-eng.asp 

 

Fatalities by rank

Rank Number
General Officers (officiers généraux)
TOTAL 0
Senior Officers (officiers supérieurs)
   Colonel 1
   Lieutenant-Colonel 0
   Majors 3
TOTAL 4
Junior Officers (officiers subalternes)
   Captains 6
   Lieutenants 3
TOTAL 9
NCM Senior Rank (Rangs supérieurs)
   Chief Warrant Officer 1
   Master Warrant Officer 1
   Warrant Officers 6
   Sergeants (17 Sergeants, 1 Petty Officer 2nd Class) 18
TOTAL 26
NCM Junior Ranks (Rangs subalternes)
   Master Corporals 16
   Corporals (54 Corporals, 2 Bombardiers) 57
   Privates (30 Privates, 10 Troopers, 1 Gunner, 5 Sappers) 46
TOTAL 119
TOTAL 158

Fatalities by cause

Cause Number
Enemy action
   Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) or land mines 98
   Rocket-propelled grenades or small arms or mortar fire 22
   Suicide bomb attacks 12
TOTAL 132
Non-enemy action
   Friendly-fire 6
   Vehicle accidents 6
   Helicopter accidents 2
   Accidental falls 2
   Accidental gunshots 2
   Suicides 2
   Unspecified 5
   Illness 1
TOTAL 26
TOTAL 158

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