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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
may cease, but the need for heroism shall not depart from the earth,
while man remains man and evil exists to be redressed."
Life of Nelson, 1897