Today the Canadian flag was once again flying at half mast. Three Canadian soldiers were killed on Tuesday when the vehicle in which they were riding hit a roadside bomb. Warrant Officer Dennis Raymond Brown, Cpl. Dany Fortin and Cpl. Kenneth O'Quinn were killed and several others wounded while they were on patrol in Kandahar province. They had just defused another IED that had been found on the main supply route.
These three heroes brought the death toll to 111 since the Afghan mission began seven years ago. Twenty Canadians have died in the last six months and fourteen in the last three months.
My sincere and heartfelt sympathies go out to the families of these devoted men, who served their country with pride. May God welcome them into His fold and help their families find comfort in the fact they were doing a job that they loved.