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Master Corporal Erin Doyle

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Master Corporal Erin Doyle

Master Corporal Erin Doyle grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1998 as a member of the Rocky Mountain Rangers. He transferred to the Regular Force in 2002, joining 3 PPCLI in Edmonton, Alberta. MCpl Doyle was serving on his third tour of Afghanistan, and was described by his peers as a "friendly giant" and "true warrior".

Master Corporal Erin Melvin Doyle was killed in action in Afghanistan on 11 August 2008. He was serving with the 2 PPCLI Battle Group when he was killed by an insurgent rocket attack while defending his combat outpost in Panjwai District, Kandahar.

He was an avid outdoorsman, proud soldier, husband and father. He will be missed by his wife Corporal Nicole Doyle, his daughter Zarine, his mother Katherine, his step-father Robert Mitchell, his step-mother Barbara Loucks, his four siblings, and extended family.

Regimental Statement

Erin served to be with his
Brothers at 1,2 & 3PPCLI.

Because of his Brothers,
Erin became a great man
never to be forgotten.

Because of Erin, all who knew
him became better people.

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