Monday, May 24, 2010

Back from Afghanistan

Dillon Gordon from Caroline returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan with colleagues from the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regiment in early May and is currently spending some time with family and friends in Caroline before returning to active duty. Dillon spent two years in High School in Caroline before going to Calgary to join the famous regiment in January 2008. He received his basic military training and mission training in Manitoba before being deployed to Afghanistan in January this year. His job was to do foot patrols in Kandahar, helping to provide security for reconstruction and maintenance work in that city. In an interview at a family backyard BBQ in his honor on Saturday, May 15, Dillon said that Canadians had to compete with the Taliban to win the hearts and minds of the local people by providing them with what they need to improve their lot.
It was impossible to predict where and when an attack would take place, creating a very tense situation for everybody involved.

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