The Canadian Press

2010-03-23 | Afghan Canada Soldier Dies

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An Edmonton-based soldier died March 20th -- two weeks after he was mortally injured in an IED explosion while on foot patrol in Afghanistan. Twenty-one-year-old Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick passed away in an Edmonton hospital surrounded by family and friends. Comrades remembered Fitzpatrick as a skilled marksman who always spoke his mind. Corporal Cole Prier (PRY'-uhr) also said his friend "Fitzie" never gave up -- even on long, hot marches. (Hundreds of people packed one of Edmonton's largest churches on March 27th for Fizpatrick's funeral, which was opened to the public at the request of his family.)

Date: 2010-03-23
Placeline: EDMONTON, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << listen to great with the heat and I remember him you know he was on his last legs and he was falling down and and we got him some water and he knew he wouldn't quit he got up and it was the it was just simple things like that like we're just doing a ruck march and he wouldn't give up on that cuz he never he would let us friends don't ever never ever >>