Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Moment of Silence

Pte. Robert Costall, 22, of the First Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Edmonton, was killed early Wednesday.

An American soldier was also killed and three Canadian soldiers were injured in the battle, which took place in Helmand Province, about 110 kilometres north of Kandahar.

At least eight Afghan National Army soldiers were also reported to have have died.

Costall was born in Thunder Bay, Ont. He is survived by his wife Chrissy and their one-year-old son Colin. Chrissy and Colin live in Namao, north of Edmonton.

Costall's aunt, Colleen McBain described the news as "pretty devastasting."

"I feel it's all from a movie, but it's not a movie," McBain told CTV News Wednesday.

"It's real and there's a lot of other families going to go through the same thing. Unfortunately I think Canada's going to be in there for a long time."

Thank you Pte. Robert Costall, for all the sacrifice you've made for your country and for the security of the world. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

The fact that this guy was only 22 with a wife and child makes this loss really hard to swallow.



At Friday, 31 March, 2006, Blogger Candace said...

Truly a loss for both the military and Canada as a whole. From reports, he had found his niche.

Thoughts & prayers to both his family & friends and to the American & Afghan soldiers lost, and to those of the wounded.

At Thursday, 15 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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