Canadian Soldier Killed During Training Exercise At CFB Shilo

Corporal Nolan Caribou died during a training exercise, and had served in the Canadian Forces reserves for five years.

The Canadian Armed Forces have identified Corporal Nolan Caribou as the soldier who died during a training exercise at CFB Shilo in Manitoba.

Corporal Caribou had served five years in the Canadian Armed Forces as a reservist.

In a statement, Lt. Col. Sean Moran of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles said, “On behalf of the members of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, I would like to relay our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Corporal Nolan Caribou. We are saddened by the loss of this soldier, who was a valued member of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.” 

According to the Canadian Forces, Caribou’s death “took place during an exercise focused on basic defensive routines, patrolling, and raids. No live ammunition was utilized during the exercise.”

Risking his life for the Canadian people

It’s important to remember that those who serve our nation like Corporal Caribou are willing to put their lives on the line for all of us. Had there been a large scale war, Caribou could have been called up to serve in wartime.

It takes a lot of bravery to be willing to risk your life for others, and we should honour the memory of Corporal Nolan Caribou and all who serve our great country.

Spencer Fernando

Photo – Canadian Forces

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