For many in Canada, the April 18, 2002 tragedy with Alpha Company signaled the true beginning of Canada's lengthy combat mission in Afghanistan. This story recounts what happened that evening through archival material and the recollections of troops.As second-in-command of the 3rd Battalion, and with Pat Stogran in Norway, the message had made its way to Borland. It was short. ... He needed a company to go to one-hour standby but wasna#39;t sure how many soldiers were even on base.
|Title||:||First Soldiers Down|
|Publisher||:||Dundurn - 2012|