Oye! Fallen Heroes
Category: Fallen Heroes
Published on Monday, 30 August 2010 21:52
Written by Alan Rogers
Cpl. Brian Pinksen, 21
Cpl. Brian Pinksen, from 2nd Battalion, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, based in Corner Brook, western Newfoundland, was serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.
Pinksen suffered injuries to his limbs and internal organs Aug. 22 when an improvised explosive device detonated near him during a routine patrol southwest of Kandahar.
He was flown to a hospital in Germany for treatment but died at the hospital after his heart failed.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our fallen comrade during this very difficult time," said the military in a news release Monday afternoon. "We will not forget Cpl. Pinksen's sacrifice as we continue to bring security and hope to the people of Kandahar province."
Prime Minister Stephen Harper also issued a statement reacting to the death.
"It is with utmost sorrow that I extend the condolences of all Canadians to the family and friends of Cpl. Brian Pinksen, a brave soldier who died due to injuries sustained in Afghanistan," the statement said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of loss. Cpl. Pinksen served Canada valiantly and deserves the gratitude and respect of his nation."
As of today, Canada has lost 152 soldiers in the war in Afghanistan since 2002.
We at Oye! Times humbly pay our respect to Cpl. Brian Pinksen's family and the loved ones he left behind.
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