Wednesday, April 09, 2008

In Loving Memory.

Just tonight, I found out that the younger brother of an old friend of mine, was killed this last Friday while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan.

Private Terry John Street, 24, was killed when the armoured vehicle he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device in the Panjwaii district southwest of Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Terry had joined the Canadian Forces in February of 2006 but was just recently sent to Afghanistan in late February of this year (6 weeks ago) which was his first overseas deployment. With his death, the number of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan rose to 82 since the military mission began in 2002.

For me, it's the first time the war in Afghanistan has hit close to home. It is just another reminder that we must not forget those friends & families that have loved ones serving our country in the war on terrorism. Not to mention, forget people like Terry that give their lives to move our country ahead.

Terry was only 24 years old...he was young & passionate about life...athletic & well-liked. And although he was like me or you...there is and was only one Terry John Street.

Just want to send our thoughts & condolences on behalf of the swim upstream team to the Street family, as well as, to all of those families & friends that have been directly impacted by tragedies that have occurred during the fight in Afghanistan.

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