MIL U.S. event to honour Canadian soldiers

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  1. Jason H

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    U.S. event to honour Canadian soldiers
    Last Updated Fri, 20 May 2005 12:16:32 EDT
    CBC News
    WASHINGTON - Four Canadian soldiers who died in Afghanistan after a U.S. military pilot dropped a bomb on them will be honoured Monday at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.


    INDEPTH: Friendly Fire Incident

    The ceremony will mark the first time the names of non-U.S. soldiers have been added to the Fort Campbell memorial wall honouring Americans killed in combat.

    Cpl. Ainsworth Dyer, Sgt. Marc Leger, Pte. Richard Green and Pte. Nathan Smith died from "friendly fire" when the pilot mistakenly bombed them as they conducted a military exercise in the dark hours of April 18, 2002. Eight others were injured.

    The Illinois National Guard pilot who dropped the bomb was found guilty last year of dereliction of duty. Maj. Harry Schmidt was banned from flying air force jets and docked a month's pay.

    Schmidt said he mistook Canadian gunfire for an attack from the Taliban. He also said his superiors didn't tell him the Canadians would be conducting live-fire exercises that night.

    Maj. William Umbach, the flight leader, was also charged, but those charges were later dropped.


    INDEPTH: Friendly fire case: the legal saga

    The relatives of the soldiers from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry will attend Monday's ceremony, which will also honour three U.S. soldiers.

    "I think it's quite an honour for the memory of our son," Nathan Smith's father, Lloyd, told the Canadian Press from Tatamagouche, N.S. "We're pleased that they invited us down."

    http://www.cbc.ca/storyview/MSN/world/national/2005/05/20/soldiershonoured0520.html
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    This is why I would not want to be an Air Force pilot flying a tactical ground support aircraft.

    (you really do all look alike to them) :wtc:
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    that asshat pilot didnt even say he was sorry, they should have put him in a room with a bunch of those airborne guys as punishment
     
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    dont give me the rolling eyes.lol
     

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