November 9, 2011 12:25 pm

Master Corporal Josh Roberts

Hometown Saskatoon and member of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

Born on September 9th, 1978 in Saskatoon, Josh Roberts joined the reserve at 17-years-old.

He served a peacekeeping tour in Bosnia in 2002 to 2003 and then transferred to the regular forces in November 2006.

Roberts was a crew commander with C Company, 2nd Battalion and was deployed with the Canadian Contingent of NATO forces serving in Afghanistan.

Master Cpl. Roberts died on August 9th, 2008 at 29-years-old. He died from a gunshot wound following an engagement involving coalition forces, Taliban insurgents and security personnel from a civilian convoy in the Zhari district of Kandahar province. An investigation conducted afterwards concluded he was killed by insurgent fire.

Roberts and his fiancée Lisa, where awaiting the birth of a son when he passed away.

He enjoyed racing his motorcycle, flying planes and scuba diving.

A military funeral service was held on August 19th, 2008 in the Third Avenue United Church in Saskatoon.

Fallen Saskatchewan soldiers in Afghanistan. 

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