Sunday, March 04, 2007

CSI Vimy Ridge

My friend Maj. Jim McKillip, MSM, is quoted in today's Toronto Star about the identification of a Canadian soldier of World War I found near Vimy Rdige. It's a neat story.
Now, take a look at the numbers in this story. Our young soldier died in a long-forgotten side-show of Vimy. Some 3,000 Canadians fought in this raid. Thirty-eight died.
That's more soldiers in one raid than are deployed in Afghanistan. The casualty numbers from this one attack are close to Canada's total number of killed in Afghanistan since 2002. Remember that next time you hear people talking about "the war" and "quagmire".

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