Sunday, September 07, 2008

Bless Sgt. Scott Shipway - Sunday, September 07, 2008

God bless our fallen soldier, Sgt. Scott Shipway. My heart and prayers are with his friends and family both here and overseas. Thank you Sgt Shipway for your commitment and dedication and bravery exemplified through your tours and dedication to your comrades.

Sergeant Prescott Shipway, an infantryman, was killed on September 7, 2008 after his armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device during a security patrol in Panjwayii District at approximately 12:30 p.m., Kandahar time. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based at Shilo, Manitoba.

Sgt Prescott Shipway, 7 septembre, 2008
Le Sergent Prescott Shipway a été tué le 7 septembre 2008 après que le véhicule dans lequel il voyageait eut touché un engin explosif de circonstance lors d’une patrouille de sécurité dans le district de Panjwayi. Il était membre du 2e Bataillon, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, basé à Shilo, Manitoba.
an infantryman with the 2nd battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, died in a roadside attack.

A roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan has killed a Canadian soldier nearing the end of his second rotation, and wounded seven others, in Kandahar province's Panjwaii district.
Sgt. Scott Shipway, an infantryman with the 2nd battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, died less than a week before he was set to go home, Brig. Gen. Denis Thompson told reporters Sunday at a new conference in Kandahar.
"Scott was a seasoned veteran ... a dedicated father and a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan," Brig General Thompson said.
He added that fellow-soldiers called him "Papa Shipway" and his motto was "to never let a comrade down."
His dedication was apparent when he helped save a fellow soldier's life during a roadside bomb attack in 2006.
"At that time, he disregarded the danger to himself, secured the area of the blast and began treating the casualties, including one who had lost both his legs," Thompson said.
"Using the radio he got direction from the chief surgeon and was able to stop the bleeding, thereby saving that soldier's life.
Shipway was cited for his quick reaction.
Thompson said friends and other soldiers admired Shipway because he never "sugarcoated the truth."
"He always gave you an honest answer, whether you wanted it or not," the general said.
Shipway was based at CFB Shilo and had joined the military in 1991. He had previously completed tours of duty in Cypress, Bosnia, and Kosovo.
The injured soldiers were well enough to personally tell their loved ones they were okay, Thompson said.

1 comment:

Obsidian Angel said...

I remember Sgt Shipway, he was one of the instructors whom taught our Solider Qualifications course held in Edmonton and Wainwright Alberta.

I don't think any of us could forget his very honest words, and stories from his tours.

He is greatly missed!

His family will be in my prayers.