Rest in Peace, Master Cpl. Tim Wilson
Master Cpl. Tim Wilson, originally from Grande Prairie, Alta., died early Sunday from the head injury he suffered when an armoured vehicle rolled over on the outskirts of Kandahar on Thursday.
Cpl. Paul Davis died immediately in the same accident.
Another hero gone.
Wilson's family was at his side at a U.S.-run hospital in Landstuhl, Germany when he died. They donated his organs to needy patients and praised his generosity in life and death.
"Although his death is a terrible tragedy, I hope that his tremendous gift will provide a better life from the many recipients who benefit from this," his wife, Daphne, said in a statement. (italics mine)
They will. Guaranteed.
As well, a Canadian soldier was attacked by an axe-wielding shitbag.
Trevor Greene, who was promoted to captain Sunday so he could receive his long-planned boost in rank in the field, remains in stable but serious condition from head injuries.
Greene had sat down for an afternoon meeting with village elders about 70 kilometres north of Kandahar when a man in his 20s pulled an axe from his clothing, shouted a Muslim prayer, and landed the axe on Greene's head.
Thankfully he is in stable condition. God bless you, Captain Trevor Greene.
The cave-dwelling subhuman, on the other hand, didn't fare quite as well.
The attacker was immediately shot dead by Canadian soldiers, who were then attacked by militants with guns and a grenade. No other Canadians were hurt and more enemy casualties were not confirmed.
Woo Hoo! Allahu Akbar that, you stupid fucking sack of fecal content. You brought an axe to a gun fight??? Idiot. You got what you deserved, you terrorist assclown. I only wish I could have been there to see your filthy carcass full of holes, you spineless maggot.
And to the brave soldiers who rid Kandahar of this barbarian: Great Job! We love you, we support you, we will not forget you. AND PLEASE BE CAREFUL OUT THERE! The enemy respects no conventional rules of war. They embrace a culture of death. They must lose and we must win.
Greene and his platoon leader Capt. Kevin Schamuhn were visiting local leaders in a series of friendly meetings when they were ambushed.
The two officers removed their helmets and laid down their guns in a sign of respect and trust to local elders, who are usually renown for their hospitality.
In hindsight, Schamuhn said the entire village was clearly in on the ambush that started with the axe attack but included the exchange of rifle fire and grenades.
Nearby children were discretely gathered up and moved away moments before the axe strike. All of the fighting-age men immediately cleared out of town in the aftermath, Schamuhn said.
"We were completely vulnerable to them and they took complete advantage of that," Schamuhn said from a Canadian forward operating base in the area.
Here's more on the treacherous attack
on Captain Greene. The Money Quote, "Will we see 10 of thousands of Muslims protesting this flagrant abuse of the Koran?" Oh, surely we will!