Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Saturday, April 01, 2006

A Tribute To Pvt.Robert Costall- KIA, Afghanistan

I often write about and lend my support to American troops, and I am forever grateful for their service and their sacrifice in this relentless war on terror.

I am the daughter of an American mother, and Canadian father. My birth country is Canada, but I have spent many years living, schooling and working in the U.S.

While Canada was heavily critized for not joining the coalition forces in Iraq, Canada is nonetheless playing her part in the war on terror.
Canadian Brigadier-General David Fraser, commands all coalition forces in Southern Afghanistan. Canadian soldiers are fighting and dying together with American soldiers. Canada has "Boots on the Ground" in Kandahar.

Today, I want to join soldiers from eight countries, who on March 31st, paid tribute to Pvt.Robert Costall, a Canadian soldier who died defending his fellow soldiers during a firefight with Taliban forces. An American soldier also died during this firefight.

Pvt. Costall was a loving husband, a father, and a role model to the children of Gibson, BC.
"He was a great soldier, a great guy, he never whined or complained about his job, he loved what he did", according to Pvt Jerry Conlon


Sadly, Pvt.Costall paid the ultimate price protecting the people of Afghanistan from the oppressive Taliban, and by fiat, defending and protecting freedom and democracy that Canadians along with leftist Americans take for granted. But he will not be forgotten!

I shall remain eternally grateful to him and to all Canadian soldiers who stand shoulder to shoulder with American coalition forces.

"May Angels Sing The To Thy Rest, Sweet Prince".



Related: Read about Lt Gen.Rick Hiller, Canada's Chief of Defense.

3 Comments:

  • At 12:38 AM, April 03, 2006, Blogger Barb said…

    And we are especially grateful for the sacrifice of this young soldier, and for all of the Canadian troops who stand with us in the field.

    Rest in Peace, there are many of your brothers-in-arms in various uniforms waiting for you at Fiddler's Green.

     
  • At 12:39 AM, April 03, 2006, Blogger Barb said…

    And we are especially grateful for the sacrifice of this young soldier, and for all of the Canadian troops who stand with us in the field.

    Rest in Peace, there are many of your brothers-in-arms in various uniforms waiting for you at Fiddler's Green.

     
  • At 11:21 PM, December 09, 2008, Blogger Steve said…

    Danger Girl,

    Thank your for the respect you pay. I was in Sangin when Pvt. Costall and SFC Stone were killed. It compounds the tragic nature of the loss to know that it was friendly fire. Costall and Stoney were just what we needed in Afghanistan and just who we didn't need to see get killed. I didn't know Costall, but I knew Stoney loved Afghanistan. He was dog tired the night he died, but before he would lay down for the last time, he had to check on the Afgan soldiers he watched over. I know the circumstances may have been slightly different, but Costall was watching over Afghanistan, too, in some way on the night he died. I sleep better at night knowing he took some bad guys down before he went.

     

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