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Corporal Christian Bobbitt

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Corporal Christian Bobbitt

Corporal Christian Bobbitt was a native of Sept-Iles Québec. He joined the Canadian Forces in February 2006. Christian served with the 5th Combat Engineer Regiment based out of Valcartier, Québec.

On 1 August 2009, during Operation Athena Roto7, Corporal Christian Bobbitt was on patrol in the Zhari district of Kandahar Province when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle killing him and one other soldier, Matthew Allard. Christian was 23 years old at the time.

Christian was educated in a family where strong family values were always present in his life: caring, respect, sharing and love. Christian was also proud to be part of the Canadian Armed Forces, his "second family". His strength of character, determination and thirst for new challenges, brought him to Afghanistan.

Christian was jovial, enthusiastic and had a great sense of humor which ensured he was admired by all.

Family Statement

Chaque jour où tu étais en Afghanistan, sache que nos pensées et
nos prières ont toujours été avec toi et elles le seront pour toujours.
Nous t’aimons et nous prions pour toi. Repose en paix.

Each day when you were in Afghanistan, know that our thoughts
and prayers were always with you as they will be forever.
We love you and we pray for you. Rest in peace.

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