Corporal Christopher Reid
Corporal Christopher Jonathan Reid CD, joined the Reserves in December 1989 and served with the Nova Scotia Highlanders. He enrolled with the Regular Force on 4 January 1995. Following infantry training he served with the First Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Calgary and later in Edmonton.
Cpl Reid deployed on his first tour to Bosnia in July 1997. Shortly after returning to Canada he was promoted to the rank of Cpl. On 8 August 1999 he deployed for a second time, this time to Kosovo. Cpl Reid completed a second tour to Bosnia from October 2002 to April 2003.
In April of 2004 he was posted to CFS Alert for a six-month period. Cpl Reid deployed once again in February 2006 on Operation Archer to Afghanistan, with C Company, 1 PPCLI. Cpl Reid’s ability to persevere under demanding circumstances was second to none. On several occasions in Afghanistan his field expedient vehicle repairs allowed his platoon to carry on with their mission rather than wait for recovery.
He was an excellent soldier, well liked by his superiors, peers and friends. Cpl Reid was killed in action on 3 August 2006 when the LAV III he was driving was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device in the Panjwai District of Kandahar Province. Cpl Reid is survived by his parents Tom and Angela.
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