Author Topic: Corporal James Choi Fatally Injured in Wainwright 31 Oct 2020  (Read 2110 times)

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Info from CDS: https://twitter.com/CDS_Canada_CEMD/status/1322625932239261698

And CAF Public Affairs:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2020/10/canadian-soldier-killed-while-training-in-wainwright-alta.html

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Canadian soldier killed while training in Wainwright, Alta.
From: National Defence

News release
October 31, 2020 – Edmonton, Alta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

A Canadian Army soldier has died as the result of a gunshot wound sustained while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta. The deceased soldier’s next of kin have been notified. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time, as we confirm the wishes of the family.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our fallen soldier. The Canadian Armed Forces will be there to support the family during this difficult time.
The incident occurred in the CFB Wainwright training area at approximately 10 p.m. on Oct. 30. The soldier was participating in a live fire training exercise when the incident occurred. The soldier was immediately treated at the scene and evacuated to a nearby hospital in Wainwright, Alta. The soldier was then transported by air to a hospital in Edmonton, Alta. where, unfortunately, they succumbed to the injury the morning of Oct. 31.

The live fire training that was underway at the time of the incident has been suspended and an investigation is now underway.

More information will be released in due course.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2020, 11:15:35 by Bruce Monkhouse »

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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 16:02:19 »
2020 can pound salt.

RIP soldier - and my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues.
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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2020, 16:11:45 »
Such a tragedy.

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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2020, 16:30:47 »
RIP troop - remember people no rumors or speculation, wait for official statements.
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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 17:24:02 »
RIP, a terrible day and don't envy the people who have to inform the family.

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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2020, 17:26:20 »
R.I.P. - condolences to family, colleagues & friends .... :salute:
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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2020, 17:43:56 »
This sucks  :(


Rest In Peace & God Speed to you, whoever you are.  I've made a mental note to include you in the little pre-bed prayer I try to do each night.   :salute:
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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2020, 18:59:07 »
A tragedy and a loss for family,friends and comrades.

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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2020, 19:23:50 »
Global news has confirmed the member was with the Royal Westminister Regiment attached to 3 VP.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7434975/canadian-forces-fatality-training-wainwright-alta/
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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2020, 19:44:39 »
Global news has confirmed the member was with the Royal Westminister Regiment attached to 3 VP.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7434975/canadian-forces-fatality-training-wainwright-alta/

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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2020, 20:58:14 »
RIP soldier. Condolences to family, friends and comrades-in-arms.
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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2020, 21:55:54 »
RIP   :cdn:

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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2020, 23:40:58 »
My heart to the Westies who lost one of their own.

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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2020, 23:56:48 »
My thoughts are with all family members, friends & colleagues. Rest In Peace.
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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2020, 08:36:05 »
Rest In Peace Brother.
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Re: CAF Member killed in Wainwright 31 Oct 20
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2020, 12:06:45 »
Corporal James Choi, a member of the Royal Westminster Regiment, based in New Westminster, B.C., died on October 31, 2020 as the result of a gunshot wound sustained while training at Canadian Forces Base  Wainwright.
Cpl Choi joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2016 and was a trained infantry soldier. At the time of the incident, Cpl Choi had augmented 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry for a fall continuation training exercise that focuses on core light infantry skills.  He was 29 years old.
Cpl Choi and his fellow soldiers were conducting a live-fire training exercise when the incident occurred. The incident remains under investigation.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2020/11/canadian-armed-forces-identifies-soldier-killed-while-training-in-wainwright-alta.html
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