Sergeant Robert J. Dynerowicz killed in LAV III crash, 3 soldiers injured.
Sgt. Robert J. Dynerowicz of the Royal Canadian Dragoons died after a training exercise at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright went wrong.
While commanding an LAV III Tuesday at the Alberta base, a collision took place.
After the incident, Dynerowicz was taken to Wainwright Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Three other soldiers were injured. One of the injured soldiers was taken to a hospital in Edmonton for further treatment, while the other two soldiers have returned to their unit.
Dynerowicz had served in the military since 2005, and was deployed twice to Afghanistan.
While the military is investigating the incident, Global News points out that the LAV III “has been involved in more than a dozen rollovers since it was introduced in 1999, including several accidents in Afghanistan that resulted in at least five fatalities.”
This tragedy must be thoroughly investigated. If the LAV III’s are putting our troops at risk, they must be either upgraded or replaced immediately.
Dynerowicz’s brigade held a field memorial in his honour, and Lt. Gen Paul Wynnyk shared a statement on Dynerowicz’s passing:
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Sgt. Dynerowicz in Wainwright, Alta.,”said Wynnyk. “Not only is his death a painful loss to his family and friends, but we feel this loss across the Canadian Army and the entire military community. Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond and I extend our sincere condolences, on behalf of all ranks of the Canadian Army, to the family and friends of Sgt. Dynerowicz.”
Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff also shared his condolences:
— CDS Canada CEMD (@CDS_Canada_CEMD) April 26, 2017
He put his life on the line for us
Sergeant Dynerowicz was willing to put his life on the line for Canadians. He served two terms in a dangerous part of the world, and we have a sad reminder that our men and women in uniform face dangers here at home as well. They train so that they are ready to defend us, and they face risks so we don’t have to.
Our thoughts and our prayers are with the family of Sergeant Dynerowicz, his loved ones, and those who served with him. All of Canada owes him a debt that can never be repaid.
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