PROVINCE NAMES FOUR NORTHERN LAKES IN HONOUR OF MANITOBANS KILLED IN ACTION IN AFGHANISTAN
Four northern Manitoba lakes will be named in honour of soldiers who were killed in the Afghanistan conflict, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.
“These four individuals made the ultimate sacrifice for their province and their country,” said Selinger. “It is my honour to be able to present the certificates bearing the names of our fallen soldiers to their loved ones.”
The four soldiers being honoured today are:
· Pte. Lane Watkins, 20, who served with the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), based in Edmonton, killed July 4, 2007;
· Cpl. James Arnal, 25, who served with the 2nd Battalion, PPCLI, based in Shilo, killed July 18, 2008;
· Cpl. Michael Seggie, 21, who also served with the 2nd Battalion, PPCLI, based in Shilo, killed Sept, 3, 2008; and
· Sapper Sean Greenfield, 25, who was a member of the 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, based in Petawawa, Ontario, killed Jan. 31, 2009.
The four lakes are located 100 to 120 kilometres southeast of Thompson.
Also on display at today’s ceremony was a Canadian flag that flew over the Khandahar air base where Canadian troops are stationed in Afghanistan. The flag will remain on display in the Legislative Building until the end of day Nov. 11.