July 26, 2006

July 26, 2006: Update: Rest in peace and thank you


Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener was the man killed at the UN post in Lebanon. Rest in peace, Major. We pray for you and for your family.

The Canadian has not yet been identified

Canadian killed at "a UN observer post on the border in southern Lebanon" July 26, 06

In Kingston, Ont., Cynthia Hess-von Kruedener spent Tuesday night praying that the Canadian was not her husband Paeta. [....]

Her husband is Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, an Infantry Officer with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, of the Canadian Forces with United Nations Truce and Supervision Organization (UNTSO). A report came from Maj. Kruedener, excerpted here: A Canadian soldier's report from South Lebanon -- The complete article is at ctv.ca

Canadian reported killed as UN post hit by bomb Updated Tue. Jul. 25 2006 9:39 PM ET, CTV.ca News Staff

[....] A bomb directly hit the building of the observer force in the town of Khiyam near the eastern end of the border with Israel, said Milos Struger, spokesman for the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL. [....]

A senior Lebanese military official said the dead included observers from Canada, Austria, China and Finland.

However, the Department of National Defence has not confirmed the report.

One Canadian soldier, with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, is currently serving with the UN at the base in Khiyam as part of a mission called Operation Jade. [....]

Fallen Mountie honoured -- Const. Marc Bourdage's funeral in the chapel at the RCMP training depot in Regina Tim Cook, CP/G&M, July 26, 06


As his nine-month-old son sat dressed in red serge in a tribute to his father, Const. Marc Bourdages was remembered by his family as a mischievous and determined child who grew into a devoted family man and passionate RCMP officer.

[....] Const. Bourdages's wife, [RCMP Cst.] Natasha Szpakowski, had the doubly difficult duty of recalling a man whom she loved and who was also her colleague. She too is an RCMP officer based in Spiritwood.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PMO confirmed that Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener was the Canadian Forces soldier killed in the Israeli air strike on the U.N. outpost.
CTV.ca story

He seemed like a nice guy who was doing important work. R.I.P.

Wed Jul 26, 06:12:00 PM 2006  
Blogger News Junkie Canada said...

Thank you so much for writing to let me know. I had spent much of the day picking gooseberries and did not get the news until I came home.

Wed Jul 26, 08:02:00 PM 2006  

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