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Sunday, July 20

88th Canadian Soldier Falls in Afghanistan

I am going to forego Green Thumb Sunday this week to honor Cpl James Hayward Arnal, who lost his life on July 18th while serving for Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.


Cpl James Hayward Arnal, aged 25 years, was killed by a roadside bomb Friday. He hailed from Winnipeg, Manitoba and was an experienced soldier, part of the 2nd Princess Patricia Light Infantry. He had volunteered for this year's rotation and had plans to volunteer for another tour in 2009. Cpl Arnal is the 88th Canadian to loose their life in Afghanistan.

Please pray for Cpl Arnal's family and also for the soldiers and friends who mourn his loss.

13 comments:

  1. Praying for his dear family, thanks for sharing.

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  2. The reality of the ugliness of war. Thanks for honoring this soldier Mary.

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  3. That's why I'm not too keen on getting more involved in Afghanistan. This hurts my soul to know of things like this going on in the world. We had a special on CNN last night about all the American boys who've lost their lives in just the recent days over there...it's too disheartening.

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  4. I'm so sorry for his family. Such brave young men and women who lay their young lives on the line.~~Dee

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  5. Thank you for honoring this brave soldier who sacrificed his life for us, I will pray for his family.

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  6. Look at that beautiful young face, his eyes are so clear and bright

    Heartbreaking

    Thank you Mary for shining a light on this young man.

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  7. Mary,I join you and all of Canada in morning this loss of a fine young man! prayres sre being sent to his family.

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  8. I hate to hear of another death. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  9. Oh Mary..... how sweet..... I am so tire of the war and the loss of life........ I just do not know where it is all leading....... He was a beautiful man........ I will pray for his family........

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  10. So sad to hear of this family's loss. But so thankful that we have people who will put their lives on the line for others. My prayers go out to the family of this fine young man!

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  11. He gave ALL for us who enjoy freedom. Many have gone before him and unfortunately many will follow.
    His family and friends have started a "YEAR OF FIRST". First Xmas, first Thanksgiving, First Mother and Fathers Day etc etc without this wonderful youngman. Their lives have been forever changed without him. Peace be with all.

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  12. Many prayers for this brave person who belived in freedom. My prayers and heartfelt thanks to him and all the other brave and dedicated service people.

    Barbara

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  13. Mary, I'm so sorry. His family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs,
    Tina

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