Aug 13 2008

Globe&Post: A Real Canadian Hero

Published by at 9:34 am under Uncategorized

Canadian soldier and Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee member Tylere Couture explains why he volunteered for the mission in Afghanistan.

My decision to deploy to Afghanistan was, more than any other reason, made after learning about the country‚Äôs almost incomprehensible infant, child, and maternal mortality rates…

He didn’t do it for George Bush. No mention of any oil pipeline. Nope, he just wanted to help a country get back on its feet and save the lives of women and children. It’s that simple.

I’m proud to know him.

UPDATE: Sadly, some stories of Canadian heroes end in tragedy. The latest horrors perpetrated by the Taliban against people who were just trying to help ordinary Afghan people show the evil that Afghanistan and the international community is up against. We will remember.

If there is justice, their sacrifice won’t have been in vain.

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  1. Dawnon 10 Sep 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I knew Tylere as a child, and I’m not surprised that he’s standing up for something greater than most people even consider to be a possible path for their lives.

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