Canadian Private Andrew Miller dies fighting the enemy in Afghanistan

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

Pte. Andrew Miller, 21, was attached to a unit that was on its way to deal with a mine that had been found in the doorway of a home when the vehicle he was in detonated an improvised explosive device.

Pte. Andrew Miller was a medical technician attached to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

The incident occurred at 11 a.m. about 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City.

“Although we cannot say for certain that these medical personnel were targeted deliberately, it is for certain that the threat to Afghans stemming from the influence of out of area fighters at this time of year is very serious,” said Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance, the commander of Task Force Kandahar.

“Medical technicians are indispensible to the work being done by Canadian and Afghan soldiers. They participate in every Canadian Forces patrol and operation,” Brig.-Gen. Vance said.

“It is because of their dedicated and skilful work, often under fire, that many Canadian, coalition, and Afghan soldiers and civilians are alive today.”

Pte. Andrew Miller was born in Sudbury, Ont. A member of 2 Field Ambulance, based at CFB Petawawa, he was serving on his first overseas deployment.

Brig.-Gen. Vance said Pte. Miller will be remembered as someone who would give his fellow soldiers the shirt off his back and was always the first to volunteer.

“Andrew was very confident in both his soldier and clinical skills. He wanted nothing more than to be part of the Health Services Unit for ROTO 9, in Afghanistan, so that he could put his skills to the test,” he said.

“Called Caillou by his friends – everyone acknowledged the resemblance as soon as they met him.”

As of today, Canada has lost 150 soldiers in the war in Afghanistan since 2002.

We at Oye! Times humbly pay our respect to Pte. Andrew Miller’s family and the loved ones he left behind.

Please leave a comment or condolences for our fallen soldier.

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3 Comments

  1. Was attach posted to 2 field ambulance for 3 months with pte miller.he took initiative when training me on mil-sim.we had a lot of fun making different creative things in that cage, and of course setting them off in the compound and training area.he really was a good soldier and a good friend.my condolences and best wishes go to his family.though the grieving will take some time.lest we forget those who gave theirs for ours

  2. My condonlences and deepest sympathies for Andrew and his family. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

  3. [b]The gouvernment charged his family $2300 for his funeral.Threatining to garnish his mother’s salary if she dcomment_IDn’t pay.+ gouvrnment dcomment_IDn’t pay for her trip to Ottawa for the Day of Honor[/b]

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