July 13, 2006

The Price of Freedom and Uniform Service

This has been a sad week for Canada, we have lost 6 people who served us. 2 RCMP and 4 Canadian Forces members. One overseas, 5 here in Canada. Earlier today, we lost 3 men in a training accident in the Atlantic. These men were improving their lifesaving search and rescue skills. Thankfully, they are there to save us when the unexpected occurs. Sadly, the risks of that noble profession took their lives.
From CTVnews:

The military has released the names of the crew members who were involved in the crash.
The men who were killed were flight engineers Sgt. Duane Brazil, 39, and Master-Cpl. Kirk Bradley Noel, 33, and rescue technician Cpl. Trevor Sterling McDavid, 31, said a spokesman from 14-Wing public affairs.
Brazil was from Gander, N.L., and was married with two daughters, Noel was from St. Anthony, N.L. and was single, and McDavid, who was originally from Sudbury, Ont. was married with two daughters.
The injured crew members are Capt. Gabriel Simon Ringuette, 41, Sgt. Martin Francis Moloney, 48, Capt. Ronald Earl Busch, 40, and Major Gordon Clements Ireland, 42.
Ireland was born in Northern Ireland, while the other survivors are originally from Ontario.