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Cpl. Hamilton, Pte. Curwin and Pte. Jones - 2 RCR - 13 Dec 2008

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hoot33 said:
any word on the regiment/battalion these heroes were a part of?

Further information on the incident will be provided once the secondary next of kin have been notified
 

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My most sincere condolences to the families of our fallen, and to the Regiment, and friends of these brave soldiers. R.I.P. boys. Job well done.  To the wounded soldier, get well soon brother, sorry for your loss.  :cdn: :cdn: :cdn: :salute:                               

I thought this rotation was all RCR soldiers. Am I wrong, the articles I read didn't say units or such. Ubique
 

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Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect others.
Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for those in need.

My condolences to family and friends. :cdn:
 

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Rest In Peace Troops, :cdn:  & My sincerest condolences to the family and friends, 

May God give you strength in these hardest of times :salute:
 

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http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/12/13/afghanistan-canada.html
The Canadian military has identified three soldiers based at CFB Gagetown who were killed Saturday when their armoured vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan.

Cpl. Thomas James Hamilton, Pte. John Michael Roy Curwin and Pte. Justin Peter Jones, all based at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick, were killed around 9 a.m. local time as they were responding to reports people were planting a suspicious object west of Kandahar city, Brig.-Gen. Denis Thompson told reporters in Kandahar Airfield.

Another soldier was injured and was transported to the hospital at the base, where he is in fair condition. The injured soldier's name was not released.

RIP.
 

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so sad, as we prepare to celebrate xmas, those poor family won't have nothing to celebrate, peace to them,cprayer and best wishes for friends and family of those falen heroes


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our condolences to the families and friends......RIP.  A speedy and full recovery to the wounded soldier.  Our hearts are with you all......... :salute: :salute: :salute:
 

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Photos of the three young Royal Canadians are published:

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Cpl. Thomas James Hamilton, left, Pte. Justin Peter Jones, centre, and Pte. John Michael Roy Curwin, right, all members of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.

We all share a small bit of the grief borne by family and friends.
 

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News Release
Three Canadian soldiers killed and one injured in Afghanistan

CEFCOM NR 08.043 - December 14, 2008

OTTAWA – Three Canadian soldiers were killed and one was injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the Arghandab District. The incident occurred approximately 14 kilometers west of Kandahar City at about 9:00 a.m., Kandahar time, on 13 December 2008.

Killed in action were Corporal Thomas James Hamilton, Private John Michael Roy Curwin, and Private Justin Peter Jones. These soldiers were all from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment based at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick, and served as members of the Force Protection Company of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team.

Another soldier was injured in the blast and is currently in fair condition. The name of the injured soldier will not be released.

Members of Task Force Kandahar and the Provincial Reconstruction Team are committed to improving security and increasing development in Kandahar Province.  We are all thinking of the family and friends of our fallen comrades during this sad time, but are determined to continue working with our Afghan and international partners towards a better future for the people of Afghanistan.

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Note to Editors:

A photograph of Corporal Thomas James Hamilton, Private John Michael Roy Curwin, and Private Justin Peter Jones will be available on the Combat Camera website (search under last name) at www.combatcamera.ca

 

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Message from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, on the deaths of Corporal Thomas James Hamilton, Private John Michael Roy Curwin, and Private Justin Peter Jones
December 14, 2008

OTTAWA—Today we are mourning the deaths of three soldiers, after a loss that saddened us deeply only a few days ago. In addition, one of their colleagues was severely wounded by the explosion of an IED while they were patrolling in the reconstruction zone close to the city of Kandahar. 

To the families, loved ones and friends of Corporal Thomas James Hamilton, Private John Michael Roy Curwin, and Private Justin Peter Jones, all from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment based at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick, we extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences.  May they know that they are not alone to shed tears for these three irreplaceable men. Not only were they courageous, they were proud to serve their country with all their skills and might to help the people of Afghanistan, torn by decades of war and profound misery. They pursued their goal, putting their lives on the line. We will never forget the extent to which they valued peace, justice and equity, values equally shared by all Canadians.

Our best wishes for prompt recovery to the injured soldier and to his or her family. We know how afflicted and worried they are.

To all the members of the Canadian Forces, wherever you are, in Canada or abroad, be assured of our solidarity during this difficult time.

Michaëlle Jean

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Isabelle Serrurier
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613-998-7280
www.gg.ca
www.citizenvoices.gg.ca
 

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada
14 December 2008
Ottawa, Ontario


Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today on the death of Corporal Thomas James Hamilton, Private John Michael Roy Curwin, and Private Justin Peter Jones, who were serving in Afghanistan:

“On behalf of all Canadians and of the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the friends and families of Corporal Thomas James Hamilton, Private John Michael Roy Curwin, and Private Justin Peter Jones, who were killed when the vehicle they were riding in struck an IED while patrolling an area near Kandahar City. We also want to wish a quick recovery to their comrade who was injured in the same incident. This tragic incident demonstrates the considerable risk faced by the exceptional men and women of the Canadian Forces as they work to promote freedom, security and democracy in Afghanistan.

While profoundly saddened, Canada will not waver in its support for CF members, as they continue to work with Canadian civilians and our NATO allies in the international community's mission to help Afghans rebuild their country. As Canada mourns the death of Corporal Hamilton, Private Curwin and Private Jones, we are grateful for their selfless service to this country, while helping to ensure a brighter future for the Afghan people.”

 
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