Author Topic: Captain Nichola K.S. Goddard killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)  (Read 42523 times)

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Offline youravatar

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2006, 19:17:07 »
God speed ma'am. :salute:

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2006, 19:20:26 »
Another sad day, God speed, Heart felt condolances to her friends and family.

Stand Easy...End of Mission. RIP :salute: :cdn:
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2006, 20:03:11 »
My sympathies on the loss of Capt. Nichola Goddard. :salute:

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Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka. joy and treasure.
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae farewell, alas, for ever!
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2006, 20:18:54 »
RIP

Thoughts and prayers to her family.

Regards
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2006, 20:33:33 »
My

thoughts, good wishes and prayers to her family. May their hearts be at ease.

RIP mama.
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2006, 20:47:06 »
Rest in peace Ma'am. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.  :salute:

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2006, 21:19:46 »
Nic was a friend and classmate of mine, and a fellow gunner.

I had nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for her, and so did those she served with. She was as professional as they come. She loved Canada, the Army, and the guns. It was my privilege to have counted her as a friend.

I know she died doing what she loved. We are all poorer for this loss. May she rest in peace.

God bless, Nic.

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2006, 21:50:03 »
At the going down of the sun,
and in the morn, we will remember them!

CHIMO!
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2006, 21:59:49 »
End of mission, stand easy. 

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Had a wonderful ~26 years in the military and still miss it.

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2006, 22:04:09 »
Dulce at decorum est pro patria mori

My condolences to her family, friends and regiment.

MG
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #60 on: May 17, 2006, 22:08:03 »
My Condolances, R.I.P 
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #61 on: May 17, 2006, 22:16:01 »
Truly sorry to hear of this sad news.

Wes
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2006, 23:13:12 »
Rest in Peace, Captain Goddard...

Prayers out to the family.


End of Mission,

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #63 on: May 17, 2006, 23:18:52 »
I had the pleasure of knowing and serving with Nichola for the last two years in 1 RCHA.   She was a professional and conscientious officer who always put the welfare of her soldiers before her own needs.  She always wore a smile and knew when to work hard and when to play hard.

Nic, End of Mission, Stand-Easy. :salute:

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2006, 23:20:22 »
sorry to hear about this one.  It sounds like she was a fine officer. I hope her friends, family and her troops remember the fun times and the good times more then the bad times.
She was a soldier first.
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2006, 23:29:13 »
For Captain Goddard and all our lost friends:

No man is an island, entire of itself
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
if a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were
any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls
it tolls for thee.

-- John Donne


We were all diminished today.
Dagny, this is not a battle over material goods. It's a moral crisis, the greatest the world has ever faced and the last. Our age is the climax of centuries of evil. We must put an end to it, once and for all, or perish - we, the men of the mind. It was our own guilt. We produced the wealth of the world - but we let our enemies write its moral code.

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2006, 23:35:36 »
 :salute:

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2006, 23:48:16 »
I am very sad to see that Capt Goddard was lost in Afghanistan. She was one of the most professional, level headed and full of common sense officers It was ever my pleasure to work with. I too rarely saw her without a smile and word for the troops. The 2IC said she was marked for advancement and I  can attest that this was not at all undeserved.
There were reports on CBC that 18 Taliban were killed in the exchange. While this is some comfort, not 118 would be worth 1 Capt Goddard. :cdn:
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2006, 00:05:04 »
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
...time to cull the herd.

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2006, 00:16:35 »
My condolances.
R.I.P :cdn:

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #70 on: May 18, 2006, 00:17:38 »
I recently met Nicola during operations.  I was a stranger to the group, but she greeted me warmly and her good humour was evident.  She watched over us during some tight times.

My sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones.  You are in my prayers.

Iain
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #71 on: May 18, 2006, 00:47:00 »
RIP. My thoughts and prayers go out the family and friends of this brave woman.  :salute:
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #72 on: May 18, 2006, 01:18:23 »
R.I.P. :salute:

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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2006, 01:22:34 »
RIP
Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabris, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.

The fragrance of Afghanistan
Rewards a long day's toil
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Re: Canadian killed in Afghanistan (17 May 2006)
« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2006, 01:23:57 »
Rest in Peace Capt. Goddard :salute:
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