Sunday by Sunday as I prepare the prayer list at Christ the King Chapel here at CFB Suffield, I add the names of military members killed overseas in the last few weeks, as their names are made public. I get these names from various sources, usually the UK MOD and US Pentagon news services, but often they are just names to me. This week I got to wondering what they looked like, and so here are some of the faces of those killed in Afghanistan or subsequently died of wounds these last few weeks.
Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon them. MP+
Staff Sgt. Jason A. Rogers,USA, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, died in Afghanistan on April 7 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province.
Major Matthew Collins, UK, 1st Battalion Irish Guards, Killed Afghanistan 23 March 2011
Lance Sergeant Mark Burgan, UK, 1st Battalion Irish Guards, Killed Afghanistan 23 March 2011
1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, USA, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, killed Afghanistan 3 April.
Colour Sergeant Alan Cameron, UK, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, died on 31 March 2011 as a result of wounds he received in Afghanistan on 13 April 2010.
Spc. Keith T. Buzinski, USA, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, died Afghanistan 7 April.