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Okanagan Military Museum

MILITARY BIOGRAPHIES

A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO

CAPTAIN TREVOR GREENE AND BOMBARDIER MYLES MANSELL

Bombardier Myles Mansell, pictured during his service in fighting fires in the Kelowna region in 2003 (inset: Bdr Mansell in Afghanistan).(Photo: Cpl Eric Jacques, CF Photographer)

Capt Trevor Greene, severely wounded in
Afghanistan in March 2006, pictured here at the military camp in Kelowna during Operation Peregrine in 2003. (Photo: Cdr Paul Seguna, CF Public Affairs)

 

The Okanagan Military Museum Society acknowledges and honours all Canadian Forces personnel lost or wounded in current overseas operations. This special tribute however also acknowledges the Okanagan connection within their ranks of two servicemen who a few short years ago came to help us here in our beautiful valley in our hour of need.

This web page recognizes two Canadian soldiers, one killed and the other severely wounded, during recent in operations in Afghanistan who both served overseas as reservists from units of 39 Canadian Brigade Group, the army reserves of British Columbia.

Bombardier Myles Mansell served with the 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA of Victoria,BC. He was killed along with three other members of the Canadian Forces when the vehicle he was riding in was destroyed by the detonation of an improvised explosive device.

Captain Trevor Greene is a member of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, a reserve infantry regiment based in Vancouver. Captain Greene was severely injured in a savage axe attack while performing his duties of assisting local inhabitants as a Civilian Military Cooperation (CIMIC) officer and is recovering from the wounds he received .

They both served in the Okanagan during Operation Peregrine, the Canadian Forces response to the wildfire crisis of 2003. When we needed their assistance to protect our lives and property from the fires they willingly came forward. When their country called for their service to aid others in the search for peace and security overseas they did the same.

The members of the Okanagan Military Museum Society wish to honour both of these servicemen for their service to Canada. The Society members offer their condolences to the Mansell family, regimental family and friends of Bombardier Mansell for his tragic loss. The Society members also extend their best wishes to Captain Greene and his family for his ultimate recovery from his wounds.

"Wars may cease, but the need for heroism shall not depart from the earth, while man remains man and evil exists to be redressed."

Mahan: Life of Nelson, 1897

 

Link to the Battle in Our Backyards: Operation Peregrine


 
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