The Canadian Press

1992-08-17 | Yugoslavia Canadian soldier killed

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A Canadian combat engineer assigned to the UN peacekeeping mission in Yugoslavia was killed when his vehicle was blown up by an anti-tank mine. Thirty-two-year old Sergeant Michael Ralph of St. John's, Newfoundland was the first Canadian soldier to die in Yugoslavia since Canada assigned 14-hundred troops to the mission in April. Canadian Forces Captain Alain Gilbert confirmed the death. (Sergeant Ralph was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the explosion. In early July, a Newfoundland soldier assigned to the Canadian UN contingent had his right foot blown off when he stepped on a land mine near a former Yugoslav army barracks in Sarajevo. Corporal Dennis Reed was from Green's Harbor, Newfoundland.)

Date: 1992-08-17
Placeline: DARUVAR, Croatia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

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