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  1. #1
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    May 2009

    Ontario - Andrew Fitzgerald, 19, soldier, Aug 13, 2016

    Didn't see this one posted anywhere.

    Ground and air searches continued today for a 19-year-old soldier from Cape Breton who went missing in Ontario last weekend.

    The Owen Sound Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and Canadian Armed Forces are searching for Pte. Andrew Fitzgerald, who was last seen around 4:30 a.m. ET Saturday at a Petro-Canada gas station in Owen Sound.


  2. #2
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    Jul 2011
    Fitzgerald enlisted in the army in January and graduated Friday from a basic trade qualification course known as Development Period One Infantry, a Department of National Defence spokesman confirmed Tuesday.


    I hope he just needs some time to himself
    ~ let the storm wash over you, because somewhere beneath, there is your balance and wisdom ~


  3. #3
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    Dec 2011
    Where are you sweet-faced, young man? Did you hitch a ride back to the base at 4:30am? Did you get lost in the farmland/woods within those 30 kilometers between Owen Sound and CFB Meaford?

    Andrew's FB: https://www.facebook.com/andrew.fitzgerald.501
    (just a few lovely posts showing him with goofy, happy friends growing up in Cape Breton.)
    Last edited by Unscripted; 08-18-2016 at 06:32 PM.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2013
    Ottawa, Ontario
    SM had a police statement indicating his body has been found - will add link if I find one.

    ETA: http://www.owensoundpolice.com/news/...gust-18th-2016

    "On Thursday August 18, at approximately 3:45 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit found human remains believed to be 19 year old Andrew Fitzgerald."
    Last edited by homefront; 08-18-2016 at 07:45 PM.
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    - Kurt Vonnegut

  5. #5
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    Sep 2009
    land of most amazing sunsets
    his poor family must be totally distraught -- they were there for his graduation

    Just My Opinion

  6. #6
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    Jul 2013
    According to news article about news conference this morning:

    Lt.-Col. Christian Lillington, commanding officer of 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford, attended the news conference and also offered condolences to the Fitzgerald family.

    "​We are deeply saddened by the death of Pte. Andrew Fitzgerald," he said.


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