2002
CANADA NEWS

Canadian military families dealing with tragedy

from CBC.ca archives | Wed, 17 Apr 2002

Vancouver´┐Ż The wife of a Canadian officer serving in Afghanistan, says her husband and other soldiers are trying to make sense of the deaths of four Canadian soldiers in a "friendly-fire" accident near Kandahar.

Captain Glen Piper of the Third Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, is originally from Victoria.

The dead Canadians were taking part in a live-fire training exercise when an American F-16 dropped at least one bomb on them.

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Flag at half mast in Afghanistan

Flag at half mast in Afghanistan