A Tribute To Pvt.Robert Costall- KIA, Afghanistan
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.