CFB Kingston has identified the soldier killed in a Napanee Ontario house explosion last week.
Corporal Patrick Andrew Painter, a Land Communications and Information Systems (LCIS) Technician, was also credited for maintaining computer network systems used by the military during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, and serving his country in Afghanistan, the Golan Heights and elsewhere.
The military released the following statement on behalf of Cpl Painter’s family:
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It is with great sadness that members of the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment at Canadian Forces Base Kingston learn of the death of Corporal Patrick Andrew Painter, whose home was destroyed earlier this week in Napanee, Ontario. As a member of the Regimental family, our thoughts and prayers are with Patrick’s family and friends in this time of grief.
Corporal Patrick Andrew Painter will be remembered as an outstanding Land Communications and Information Systems (LCIS) Technician and a great soldier. He was friends with many people at his home unit and a valued team player within Support Squadron. Cpl Patrick Painter participated in a deployment to Joint Task Force Afghanistan – National Command Element in 2007 – 2008 and most recently deployed to Operation PODIUM where he supported the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, maintaining computer network systems used by the military. Cpl Patrick Painter’s accomplishments were many: he was awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal in November 2004, the UN medal for his deployment to the Golan in November 2004 and the South West Asia Ribbon in May 2008.
Originally from Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Patrick is survived by his Mother May Miriam Mary Painter, Father Vincent Painter, Sisters Karen and Dorothy Painter, Nephews Hunter, Marshal and Clark Howard. Grandmother Marjorie Painter.
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