Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan was our country’s most significant military operation in recent years.
More than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members would serve in the Afghanistan theatre of operations between 2001 and 2014.
22-year-old Private Robert Howard Costall of Ontario died March 29, 2006, in a friendly fire incident during a fierce battle against Taliban forces in Helmand Province. The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry soldier was 22 years old. He received the Sacrifice Medal.
Private Robert Costell was born in the city of Thunder Bay on September 27th, 1983. His parents are Bonnie and Chrissandra Costall. He was also a father to one child, Colin.
Private Robert Costell was buried in the Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens located in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice Pte. Costall.
Photos: Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada
Source: Veterans Affairs Canada and Canada Remembers
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