The Canadian Press

2007-05-30 | Afghan Canada Death

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A combat photographer from CFB Gagetown became the 56th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan. Master Corporal Darrell Jason Priede (preed) was killed May 30th, along with five Americans and a Briton, when their Chinook helicopter was shot down in volatile Helmand province. Brigadier-General Tim Grant, commander of Canadian forces in Afghanistan, offered condolences to friends and family. (The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Reports suggested the chopper was hit with a rocket propelled grenade. )

Date: 2007-05-30
Placeline: KANDAHAR, Afghanistan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of this wonderful young Canadian been working to bring peace to this troubled country he has ended up paying the ultimate sacrifice >>


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