Sunday, June 08, 2008

June 7th 2007 - Bless Captain Jonathan Sutherland Snyder

It is with sadness on this day we announce the death of our brave Canadian Soldier, Captain Jonathan Sutherland Snyder.

On Saturday, June 7th, 2008, a soldier was killed at approximately 9:00 p.m., Kandahar time. The soldier was killed after falling into a well while conducting a security patrol in Zhari District.The fallen soldier is Captain Jonathan (Jon) Sutherland Snyder of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, Alberta.Members of Captain Snyder's patrol tried to extract him from the well, but were unsuccessful. Medical, engineering and search and rescue assets were rushed to the scene, and Capt Snyder was lifted out of the well. He was evacuated by helicopter to the Multi-National Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield, but sadly was pronounced dead upon arrival.This accident has impacted us all, and the thoughts and prayers of the entire Canadian Task Force are with Capt Snyder's family and friends. We are deeply saddened by his death, and will not forget his commitment and dedication to his fellow soldiers and to this mission. Capt Snyder gave his life while mentoring Afghan soldiers as they conducted operations to enhance security for the people of Zhari District. We will not forget his sacrifice.
Capt Snyder, le 7 juin 2008Aujourd’hui, vers 21 h, heure de Kandahar, le Capitaine Jonathan (Jon) Sutherland Snyder est décédé après être tombé dans un puits au cours d’une patrouille de sécurité dans le district de Zhari. Le Capt Snyder était un membre du 1st Bataillon, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, basé à Edmonton, en Alberta.
God Bless you Captain Snyder and all your families and friends, both here and in Afghanistan.


Matt said...

What a great blog - keep up the good work, and best luck to your son.

- Matt
(fmr. Reservist)

Barry Botsford said...

My heart goes out to Jonathan's family and fiancee.
Especially so because I knew his father when we were both young men.
Barry Botsford (Burnaby)