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Trooper Patrick Pentland


Trooper Patrick Pentland

Trooper Patrick James Pentland was born in Lahr, Germany while his father, Warrant Officer (retired) Jim Pentland served as a crewman with The Royal Canadian Dragoons as part of the Regiment's NATO commitment. Trooper Pentland later settled in Geary, New Brunswick where he would later enroll in the Canadian Forces in August 2004.

During his military career, Trooper Pentland was posted to CFB Gagetown for his armour crewman training before joining the Regiment in July 2005. He quickly fit into being a Dragoon, excelling during his training and exercises.

Both his fellow soldiers and leaders were quickly impressed with Trooper Pentland's dedication to his crew, the readiness of his vehicle, and his willing to help whenever he could. His deployment to Afghanistan with B Squadron as part of Task Force 1-07 was Trooper Pentland's first operational tour, where he was employed as a driver of a Coyote armoured reconnaissance vehicle.

Trooper Pentland was an excellent athlete who loved all aspects of fitness, especially when it came to testing his own determination, resolve, and love for competition.

Family statement

Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.

Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.

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