Sergeant John Faught
Sergeant John Wayne Faught was born 20 April, 1965 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He joined the military on 29 May 1990, and upon completion of Battle School in Wainwright, Alberta, he was posted to 2 PPCLI in December of 1990.
Sgt Faught served in all three of the Regiment's battalions and he even served with E Company (TOW) as part of the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadian). Sgt Faught was a seasoned soldier, he deployed to Croatia, twice to Bosnia, and three times to Afghanistan. His current deployment was as a Section Commander in 11 Platoon, Delta Company of the Task Force 3-09 Battle Group.
Sgt Faught was very much the father figure of his section. His soldiers fondly referred to him as "Toast" because he was "hard and crusty". Sgt Faught was a career soldier and he took immense pride in taking care of and mentoring the soldiers in his section. Sgt Faught was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device in Kandahar Province on 16 January 2010.
He is survived by his mother, Donna Marie Crosson, and his sister, Shawna Faught. Sgt Faught believed in the profession of arms and was an inspiration to all who soldiered with him. The Regiment has not only lost a great leader, we have lost a great friend and a true character.