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Corporal James Choi Fatally Injured in Wainwright 31 Oct 2020

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Info from CDS: https://twitter.com/CDS_Canada_CEMD/status/1322625932239261698

And CAF Public Affairs:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2020/10/canadian-soldier-killed-while-training-in-wainwright-alta.html

Canadian soldier killed while training in Wainwright, Alta.
From: National Defence

News release
October 31, 2020 – Edmonton, Alta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

A Canadian Army soldier has died as the result of a gunshot wound sustained while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta. The deceased soldier’s next of kin have been notified. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time, as we confirm the wishes of the family.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our fallen soldier. The Canadian Armed Forces will be there to support the family during this difficult time.
The incident occurred in the CFB Wainwright training area at approximately 10 p.m. on Oct. 30. The soldier was participating in a live fire training exercise when the incident occurred. The soldier was immediately treated at the scene and evacuated to a nearby hospital in Wainwright, Alta. The soldier was then transported by air to a hospital in Edmonton, Alta. where, unfortunately, they succumbed to the injury the morning of Oct. 31.

The live fire training that was underway at the time of the incident has been suspended and an investigation is now underway.

More information will be released in due course.
 

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2020 can pound salt.

RIP soldier - and my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues.
 

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RIP troop - remember people no rumors or speculation, wait for official statements.
 

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R.I.P. - condolences to family, colleagues & friends .... :salute:
 

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This sucks  :(


Rest In Peace & God Speed to you, whoever you are.  I've made a mental note to include you in the little pre-bed prayer I try to do each night.  :salute:
 

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Global news has confirmed the member was with the Royal Westminister Regiment attached to 3 VP.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7434975/canadian-forces-fatality-training-wainwright-alta/
 

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MilEME09 said:
Global news has confirmed the member was with the Royal Westminister Regiment attached to 3 VP.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7434975/canadian-forces-fatality-training-wainwright-alta/

Pro Rege et Patria  :cdnsalute:
 

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My heart to the Westies who lost one of their own.
 

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My thoughts are with all family members, friends & colleagues. Rest In Peace.
 

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Corporal James Choi, a member of the Royal Westminster Regiment, based in New Westminster, B.C., died on October 31, 2020 as the result of a gunshot wound sustained while training at Canadian Forces Base  Wainwright.
Cpl Choi joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2016 and was a trained infantry soldier. At the time of the incident, Cpl Choi had augmented 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry for a fall continuation training exercise that focuses on core light infantry skills.  He was 29 years old.
Cpl Choi and his fellow soldiers were conducting a live-fire training exercise when the incident occurred. The incident remains under investigation.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2020/11/canadian-armed-forces-identifies-soldier-killed-while-training-in-wainwright-alta.html
 
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