“The troops in his platoon loved him and referred to him as Papa Shipway. He was very loyal to his friends and his motto was ‘Never let a comrade down.
Age: 24 Unit: 1st Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment Date of incident: March 27, 2011 Incident description: improvised explosive device Cpl. Yannick Scherrer was on a foot patrol when he was killed by an IED blast near Nakhonay, southwest of Kandahar city. The 24-year-old native of Montreal was on a security patrol with the Afghan National [...]
From: Mississauga, Ont. Age: 22 Incident: Roadside bomb improvised explosive device. Unit: Royal Canadian Dragoons Date of Incident: March 8, 2009 One Canadian soldier died and four were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their armoured vehicle on patrol northeast of Kandahar city. The soldiers were conducting security operations in the mountainous region of Sha Wali [...]
For anyone who has a fallen soldier, I would be honoured to do a portrait of your son, daughter, wife or husband. My first intentions was to give you your portrait without any cost to you, but it’s not working out that way. I have searched in a lot of places during this past year [...]
After going to the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Sussex (and warming up), I felt an even greater desire to do the portraits of the fallen soldiers of Afghanistan. I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose a son or daughter that way and how hard it would be on this particular day. My [...]
Here is a tribute to some of our fallen soldiers…Let’s not forget the immense gift that they have given to you and me ? Here is another even more beautiful link on facebook with a tribute to our men and women who have passed on.. The Fallen 1 The Fallen 2
From: Happy Valley, Goose Bay, NL Age: 25 Unit: 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, Headquarters and Signals Squadron Date of Incident: March 3, 2009 Incident description: Improvised explosive devise Born January 25th, 1984, Chad, who moved to New Brunswick as a child, was killed in a roadside bomb attack outside Khandahar. Chad attended Oromocto High [...]
I know that I’m a little too old to be wearing “pink” hair! But they’re just “some” pink stripes! Actually, since my hair is turning white, the red turns out to be pink. Maybe you’re just not too old to do anything. It’s like a saying I have on my back car window…”age is mind [...]