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The Oops File: Close Call Indeed!
The last thing we want to do is make fun of Canada’s Military or the brave men and women who risk their lives for us. Newspaper editors however are fair game.
It’s been long enough since Remembrance Day we feel entitled to poke some fun at our friends over at the Abbotsford Times for this incredible headline and photo on their Remembrance Day Issue November 9, 2010:
The story can be said to have fit the photo since the subject was indeed in the photo. A more ridiculous headline over the photo on the home page, however, is hard to imagine.
From The Abbotsford Times Story:
Photo Caption: Master Cpl. Dave Scrivens, front of casket on right, joins other pallbearers in carrying the remains of Cpl. Andrew Grenon to an awaiting CC-130 Hercules aircraft during a ramp ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Sept. 4, 2008. Photograph by: submitted, TimesMaster Cpl. Dave Scrivens is destined for a long life in the Canadian military.
As a member of the Royal Westminster Regiment stationed in Aldergrove, Scrivens, 31, has already seen his fair share of battle, having served for seven months in Afghanistan in 2008, and despite a very close call, lived to tell about it.
A large dent in his helmet tells the story of his near-death experience when his platoon was ambushed by the Taliban on Sept. 3, 2008 in Zhari Panjwaii province. That was just nine days before his tour in the war-torn country was set to end.
With apologies to Master Cpl. Dave Scrivens, his family and anyone in the Canadian Military who does not appreciate our sense of humour. A heartfelt Thank You for the risks you are taking on our behalf.
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