Monday, September 22, 2008

Canadian troops to be American artillery

From Brantford, Ontario:

Brantford Expositor
Cheryl Bauslaugh, Expositor staff

[Warrant Officer Paul Elliott] is one of five local soldiers -- all reservists with the 56th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery in Brantford -- who will head to Afghanistan within the next week. The others -- Master Bombardier Matt Bradley, 27, and Bombardier Ryan Nielissen, 22, both of Brantford, Bombardier Scott Hoo, 22, of Harley, and Bombardier Geoff Henderson, 20, of Jerseyville...

The four younger men will be stationed in northwest Kandahar, where they'll provide fire support for the American infantry. Elliott will be a liaison officer, stationed at Kandahar airfield... (link)

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