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Canadian Soldier Sacrifices to Serve

Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by carpro, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. carpro

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    http://www.canadaeast.com/ce2/docroot/article.php?articleID=92357

    Reservist picks Afghanistan after NB Power denies leave


    DANIEL MARK WHEATON
    TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL
    Published Thursday January 18th, 2007

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    A military reservist who nominated NB Power for an award for supporting the Canadian Forces has resigned after the Crown corporation refused him a leave of absence to deploy to Afghanistan.

    Maj. Sean Courty took the career hit in order to lead a team of soldiers from across Atlantic Canada who are leaving within three weeks for Kandahar on a six-month mission.

    "I had to make a difficult decision," Courty said. He left the job the first week of June and is now unemployed and awaiting deployment.
     
  2. Jim1999

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    Good on him. I wish him all the very best, as he serves.

    As a veteran, I found it disgraceful how the majority of countries treat the veterans after they have served both in war and in peace. I have seen soldiers fight for everything.......in their own country.........fight for recognition, fight for benefits,,,,,,,fight for pensions......countries should be ashamed of themselves. Then we read of the sacrifice so many make just to serve.

    Cheers, and God bless,

    Jim
     
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    God Bless Him. :flower:
     
  4. Predestined

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    Jim, I agree.
     
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