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Sapper Sean Greenfield

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Sapper Sean Greenfield

Sapper Sean David Greenfield was born on 10 March 1983 in Pinawa, Manitoba. After graduation from high school in Petawawa in 2001, he attended Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology in London, Ontario from 2001-2005, graduating with a degree in Graphic Design.

He joined the Canadian Forces on 15 December 2005 and completed his recruit training at the Canadian Forces Leadership & Recruit School detachment in Borden, Ontario, where it was noted that he had excellent leadership potential. He then proceeded to CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick to complete his Soldier Qualification (SQ) course.

Following his SQ he began his military engineer training at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME), by attending the Combat Engineer Section Member course. Upon completion, he was posted to 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) at CFB Petawawa, Ontario.

Upon arrival at 2 CER on 8 February 2007, he was placed on many driver related courses such as MLVW, LSVW, LUVW and LAV III, which established the foundation for his deployment to Afghanistan. Amidst the hectic pace of training for deployment in 2007, he competed for and was selected to attend Combat Diver training at CFSME and he completed this extremely physically and mentally gruelling course in November 2007.

His instructors on the course consistently noted Sapper Greenfield’s high level of motivation and positive attitude towards his training and his peers. During this time he was also employed in a variety of positions within 24 Field Squadron in preparation for deployment as a member of Task Force Afghanistan.

He deployed on his first overseas tour with 24 Field Squadron on 22 September 2008, and was employed as an Engineer Field Section Driver. His performance on this deployment was excellent and his easy going, down-to-earth attitude made him a well liked and respected soldier within his Squadron and Task Force Afghanistan.

Sapper Greenfield was known as a hard worker who was extremely reliable and trustworthy, but also a practical joker who enjoyed sports, working out and being on the water, either on his wake board or diving.

Sapper Sean Greenfield is survived by his parents Keith and Penny Greenfield who reside in Petawawa, Ontario and his sisters Ainsley and Melanie who live in Petawawa and Guelph respectively.

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