Sgt Shawn Eades, CD

    • Sgt Shawn Eades, CD
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    • Sgt Shawn Eades, CD

    We regret to announce the death of Sergeant Shawn Eades, CD of 12 Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, Edmonton, in Afghanistan on 20 August 2008 along with two Sapper comrades. The three soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their armoured vehicle  in southern Afghanistan.

    Sgt Eades was born in Hamilton, ON but completed his high school in Portage La Prairie, MB. In Portage he enrolled in 26th Field Artillery Regiment at the age of 17. After completing his basic Reserve Force training, Shawn was accepted into the Regular Force as a Field Engineer. He completed his basic engineer training courses at Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, BC.

    In 1994 Shawn was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment and moved with the Regiment from Chilliwack, BC to its new home in Edmonton. During his time at 1 CER, Shawn was employed in field troops where he earned qualifications that included leadership courses, explosive ordnance disposal, counter-IED training, and engineering qualifications. Sergeant Eades deployed on four operational tours while at 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, beginning with Task Force Kosovo to Pristina, Serbia in 1999 as a driver. Following this tour he deployed on his first tour to Afghanistan as a signaller/driver. In his two subsequent tours to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Shawn took on leadership roles deploying first as an Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) Section Commander and as a Recce NCO on his last tour. Sgt Eades received formal award recommendations for his work as IEDD Section Commander while in Kandahar.

    Interment ceremony will be held at Beechwood National Cemetery in Ottawa on Thursday 28 August.

    On 16 July 2016, a park in his hometown of Hamilton,ON was named in his honour. {khFeb2018}