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Private Chad Horn

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Private Chad Horn

Private Chadwick James Horn was born in Calgary, Alberta on 14 October 1986. He graduated from Henry Wise Wood High School in Calgary in 2004, and joined the Canadian Forces in 2006. He was posted to 2 PPCLI in Shilo, Manitoba upon completion of his Basic Infantry Qualification course in 2007.

This was Private Horn’s first tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was a brave, dedicated young soldier described by his comrades and superiors as a keen gunner, whose ability to act under fire saved many lives in Afghanistan. Private Horn's personal motto was "For those I love I will sacrifice".

Private Horn died on active service in Zharey District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on 3 September 2008. He belonged to the Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) Battle Group. Private Horn and two other soldiers were killed during a firefight with insurgents when their vehicle was struck by an anti-armour weapon. Five other soldiers were wounded in the engagement.

He will be missed by his mom Anita Horn and his stepdad Jim Bowes, by his father James Horn, his sister Tiffany Horn, and the rest of his family and friends.

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