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Corporal James Arnal

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Corporal James Arnal

Corporal James Hayward Arnal was born in Kelvington, Saskatchewan. He joined the Canadian Forces on 22 April 2004. Upon completion of Battle School, he was posted to 2 PPCLI in Shilo, Manitoba.

Cpl Arnal was killed in action in Afghanistan on 18 July 2008. Corporal Arnal was serving with the 2 PPCLI Battle Group when he was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device while on a foot patrol in Panjwai District. This was his second tour in Afghanistan.

Corporal Arnal leaves behind his mother and step-father Wendy Hayward-Miskiewicz & Ken Miskiewicz; his father and step-mother Raymond & Betty Arnal; and many other family members. Corporal Arnal’s grandfather, James Hayward served the Regiment with the First and Second Battalions and 3 Mechanized Commando, and his great-grandfather was a Veteran of the First World War.

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