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Prescott Shipway

Regina, Saskatchewan, CAN Army, SGT, Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry 09/07/2008  Afghanistan, Kandahar

Sergeant Prescott Shipway died Sunday, September 7, 2008.  He is being remembered for his heroism in 2006 when he acted quickly in the midst of danger in Afghanistan to save the life of a fellow soldier.

Sergeant Shipway had honorably served the Canadian Forces for over eighteen years and was a veteran of numerous operational tours. He had most recently served in Afghanistan in 2006 for which his leadership and valor were recognized as he was awarded a Mention in Dispatches for saving the life of a fellow soldier. Further, Sgt Shipway had been previously injured while fighting Taliban insurgents for which he’d received the wound stripe.

Sergeant Prescott Shipway, an infantryman with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Shilo, Manitoba, Canada., was known for his motto “never let a comrade down.”

Sergeant Shipway was a proud serving member of the Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He was known as a very talented and natural leader who consistently led from the front. Sgt Shipway’s experience and direct manner was highly respected by all who knew him and he consistently sought to improve his own soldier skill sets and those of his soldiers. Always quick with a smile and joke, Sgt Shipway was a consummate professional and one hell of a soldier.


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