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Corporal David Braun

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Corporal David Braun

Corporal David Braun was born on 3 August 1979 and hailed from Saskatchewan. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces on 27 February 2002 and, following infantry training, joined 2 PPCLI in Winnipeg later that year on 31 October. He was a qualified LAV III driver and had served with A Company for the majority of his time in the battalion including a six-month operational tour to Bosnia in 2003.

On 22 August 2006, in Kandahar City, Cpl Braun was killed when a suicide bomber struck the Canadian resupply convoy in which he was travelling. At the time, he was a member of A Company, 2 PPCLI serving overseas as part of the 1 RCR Battle Group. His family has spoken of a young man who aspired to serving in the Army "since he was 12 years old".

To his peers, he was a dependable friend who lived his life to the fullest. Cpl David Braun did serve with distinction both at home and abroad and he will be greatly missed. David Braun is survived by his mother Patty, sister Daina, and brothers Michael and Chris.

"A good kid who became a good man"

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