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R.I.P.Trooper Marc Diab 8 March 2009

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Canadian soldier killed by roadside bomb
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Updated Sun. Mar. 8 2009 4:21 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
A Canadian soldier has been killed and four injured when a roadside bomb exploded near their armoured vehicle while on patrol northeast of Kandahar city Sunday.
Trooper Marc Diab from the Royal Canadian Dragoons has been identified as the slain solider. Diab, 22, was a member of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.
The injured soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to a medical facility at the Kandahar airfield and are all in stable condition, the military says. They will be transported soon to a U.S. military hospital in Germany.
The incident occurred in the Shah Wali Kot district, a mountainous region known as a Taliban transit point, at about 1:15 p.m. Kandahar time.
Diab is the 112th Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan. A Canadian diplomat and two Canadian aid workers have also been killed over the course of the insurgency.
Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance, the commander of Canadian troops in Afghanistan, said the young soldier died in "pursuit of a noble goal."
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Canadian soldier killed by roadside bomb
Updated Sun. Mar. 8 2009 4:21 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

A Canadian soldier has been killed and four injured when a roadside bomb exploded near their armoured vehicle while on patrol northeast of Kandahar city Sunday.

Trooper Marc Diab from the Royal Canadian Dragoons has been identified as the slain solider. Diab, 22, was a member of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

The injured soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to a medical facility at the Kandahar airfield and are all in stable condition, the military says. They will be transported soon to a U.S. military hospital in Germany.

The incident occurred in the Shah Wali Kot district, a mountainous region known as a Taliban transit point, at about 1:15 p.m. Kandahar time.

Diab is the 112th Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan. A Canadian diplomat and two Canadian aid workers have also been killed over the course of the insurgency.

Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance, the commander of Canadian troops in Afghanistan, said the young soldier died in "pursuit of a noble goal."

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RIP, Dragoon.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember him.
 

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My condolences to the family of Trooper Diab and the RCD family. :salute:
 

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Very sad news indeed. My thoughts and prayers to those that are hurting as a result of this latest tragedy. RIP.
 

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Canadian soldier killed by roadside bomb
Updated Sun. Mar. 8 2009 5:12 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

A Canadian soldier has been killed and four injured when a roadside bomb exploded near their armoured vehicle while on patrol northeast of Kandahar city Sunday.

Trooper Marc Diab from the Royal Canadian Dragoons has been identified as the slain soldier. Diab, 22, was a member of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, based out of Petawawa, Ont.

The injured soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to a medical facility at the Kandahar airfield and are all in stable condition, the military says. They will be moved shortly to a U.S. military hospital in Germany.

The incident occurred in the Shah Wali Kot district, a mountainous region known as a Taliban transit point, at about 1:15 p.m. Kandahar time.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered his condolences to the family of Diab. In a statement, the prime minister said Diab paid the ultimate price for serving his country.

He said Diab was an example of the "bravery and outstanding dedication" of the Canadian Forces

Harper also wished the injured soldiers a quick recovery.

Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Vance, the commander of Canadian troops in Afghanistan, said the young soldier died in "pursuit of a noble goal."

Vance said Diab was an "energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated soldier, who loved to joke around and make people laugh."

"His friends and comrades describe him as having a large heart for such a small guy. He would give you the world if he had it," he said.

Vance said Diab was very family-orientated and was extremely close to his mother and girlfriend.

"He was avid soccer player who loved sports and outdoor activities," Vance added.

Diab is the 112th Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan. A Canadian diplomat and two Canadian aid workers have also been killed over the course of the insurgency.

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Hi people:

How would someone find out when Marc will be coming home?
My son is serving at the moment and was a friend of Marc's.
I would like to be on one of the bridges to pay my respects to Marc but have been having trouble finding a website that would tell when the motorcade will be coming along the Highway of Heros.
Does anyone have a website where they post that info ... must be some way to find out when to go and how to find a bridge to stand on.

THANKS ... Barbieq
 

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RIP Trooper, condolences out to all the family and friends. Speedy recovery to the injured.
 

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Damn....  Condolences to those who knew and loved the fallen, and speedy recovery to the injured.

CF statement (CEFCOM NR 09.005, 8 Mar 09):
OTTAWA – One Canadian Forces soldier was killed and four were injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the Shah Wali Kot District. The incident occurred north-east from Kandahar City at around 1:15 p.m., Kandahar time, on 8 March, 2009.

The soldiers were conducting security operations in the area when the explosion occurred.

Killed in action was Trooper Marc Diab from The Royal Canadian Dragoons. Trooper Diab was serving as a member of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

The injured CF personnel were evacuated by helicopter to the Role 3 Multi-National Medical Facility at the Kandahar Airfield. All injured CF personnel are in stable condition and three of them will be evacuated to Landstulh Medical Facility shortly.

The names of the injured soldiers will not be released.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our fallen comrade during this very difficult time.

Members of Task Force Kandahar are committed to improving security and increasing development in Kandahar Province. Despite these cowardly attacks we are determined to continue working with our Afghan and international partners towards a better future for the people of Afghanistan.

Statements also posted by the Governor General, Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence.
 

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Damn...

RIP Trooper.  :salute:
Condolences to the family and a speedy recovery to the injured.

March is really sucking.
 

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barbieq said:
Hi people:

How would someone find out when Marc will be coming home?
My son is serving at the moment and was a friend of Marc's.
I would like to be on one of the bridges to pay my respects to Marc but have been having trouble finding a website that would tell when the motorcade will be coming along the Highway of Heros.
Does anyone have a website where they post that info ... must be some way to find out when to go and how to find a bridge to stand on.

THANKS ... Barbieq

Add this site ... the details and timings usually get posted here as we have a lot of site members who attend the repatriations and gather on the overpasses.

My condolances of the loss of yet another of our finest Canadians.
 

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Fiddler's Green

Halfway down the trail to Hell,
In a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped,
Near a good old-time canteen.
And this eternal resting place
Is known as Fiddlers' Green.

Marching past, straight through to Hell
The Infantry are seen.
Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Fiddlers' Green.

Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene.
No trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he's emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddlers' Green.

And so when man and horse go down
Beneath a saber keen,
Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee
You stop a bullet clean,
And the hostiles come to get your scalp,
Just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head
And go to Fiddlers' Green.


RIP Tpr Diab 


 
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