The Canadian Press

2008-08-10 | Afghan Canada Roberts

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Hundreds of soldiers lined the tarmac at Kandahar Airfield to salute a fallen comrade before his body was transported back to Canada. A ramp ceremony took place for Master Corporal Josh Roberts, who was killed August 9th during a skirmish with insurgents in Zhari District west of Kandahar City the previous day. In a moving prayer before his casket was loaded onto an awaiting aircraft, battlegroup chaplain Captain Darter Persaud said Roberts was "the embodiment of a brother." (Roberts, who was originally from Saskatoon but based in Shilo, Manitoba, left behind a fiancé and unborn son.)

Date: 2008-08-10
Placeline: KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << truth honor and loyalty Are Not Mere words to Josh what the unspoken Creed wish you lived his life by >>