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Doc's Memorial..

Postby Eagle_Eye » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:59 pm

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News Release
CEFCOM NR–07.009 - April 11, 2007

OTTAWA – The names of the two Canadian soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on April 11, 2007 are as follows:

Master Corporal Allan Stewart, The Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, Ont.; and

Trooper Patrick James Pentland, The Royal Canadian Dragoons, based in Petawawa, Ont.

These two soldiers were killed and two others were injured, one seriously, when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle earlier today. The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Kandahar time, approximately 38 km west of Kandahar City. The soldiers had been assisting another vehicle that had been struck by a roadside bomb earlier in the day, one soldier suffered only minor injuries in this earlier attack.

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Known as Dr. Evil to his gaming buddies, he is missed by all.

AKA

Stewie

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I wrote this in 2010 while listening to the soundtrack of "Saving Private Ryan"

Inspired by the opening scenes of "Saving Private Ryan"

Dedicated to Master Corporal Allan Stewart.
Royal Canadian Dragoons
KIA Afghanistan 11 April 2007

© A.C. Salter 2010

White Crosses

Thousands of white crosses
Standing all in a row
As I walk among them
The tears begin to flow
They walked into battle
Showing no fear
Gave their lives for their country
Now they are buried here

Thousands of white crosses
Marked with name and rank
I walk in between them
Wondering which one to thank
I fall to my knees
Thanks for being so brave
We can not thank you enough
For that which you gave

Thousands of white crosses
To remember you by
Somewhere to go
And ask ourselves why
But we all know why you did it
Your dedication to all men
We give you our gratitude
God Bless you, Amen.

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From For The Fallen

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

They shall grow not 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.

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Allan was in the Command turret at the top of his beast, pictured below.

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