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on the loss of Lt. Andrew Nuttall


in memory of Lt. Andrew Nuttall, 1PPCPI, died Dec. 23, 2009, Panjawaii


Canada, comms lockdown is lifted—
patrol, roadside IED, Panjawaii district,
Lt. Andrew Nuttall— he wore grins
like other soldiers badge their blood type;
officer, buzzingly handsome Patricia,
I saw him fatigued in green Shilo,
Suffield, Wainwright, tan Afghanistan,
dusty, dirty, determined to shake down.
fight for it. put our soft life to test.

believe what you read, sometimes newspapers
get it right. soldiers like Andrew exist.
walk fragged into night scoped. leapfrog minefields.
for good. Canada’s blessed cosiness.

grieve Country grieve. but make no mistake
at the front, focussed. the brothers soldier on.



1 Comment (Closed)

Lisa

He will be missed. A good friend and a True Canadian Hero.

Dec 29 2009 · 00:07

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