Tuesday, July 20, 2010

R.I.P. Sapper Brian Collier

Canada has lost another brave young man. My deepest sympathies to his friends and family. He died fighting for freedom. He will not be forgotten.

Sapper Collier had been wounded earlier on this tour of duty.

“Previously injured in a separate IED strike, Sapper Collier fought hard to overcome his injury in order to get back to doing his job with his comrades,” said Brig.-Gen. Vance.

“Today, the entire task force — both military and civilian — is mourning our fallen comrade. Any Canadian who could have seen Brian in action would have been proud of him and proud of our country for the work being done with and for Afghans,” he added.

Sapper Collier was born in Toronto and raised in Bradford, Ont.

A member of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment based at CFB Edmonton, he was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. It was his first deployment to Afghanistan.

Brig.-Gen. Vance said Sapper Collier was known for his easygoing nature and sense of humour, and was an automobile enthusiast who loved to spend time with his Audi.


Rose said...

In times of war and not before God and soldier men adore, but in times of peace with all things righted god is often forgotten and the soldier slighted.

Rest in peace brave warrior.

Anonymous said...

To Sappers family, we Canadians do not forget and will never forget the sacrifice of your loved one. We reverently pray for his soul we are for ever in debt to him and we pray that no more lifes will be lost.

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