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Halifax, Can you help Cpl. McLaren’s Family?

I have been contacted this afternoon by Canadian Heroes, who are attempting to enable the family of Corporal McLaren M.M.V to Come to Halifax (from Peterbrough) to view the launch of the Hero Class Patrol vessel named after him.

The issue currently is  getting them a better viewing spot then the wall on Barington street, or Dartmouth Shore.

The CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V is named after Corporal Mark Robert McLaren, M.M.V., of Peterborough, Ontario. Corporal McLaren was killed on December 5, 2008 by an IED strike along with WO Mark Wilson and Pte Demetrios Diplaros, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.  He was awarded the MMV posthumously for an action that took place a month earlier on November 6. When his Canadian-Afghan patrol was ambushed. During the attack, Corporal McLaren crawled through enemy fire to aid his team’s seriously injured interpreter. He was awarded the Medal of Military Valour.

If you can Help, Please contact Chris @ Canadian Heroes via
Email: info@canadianheroes.com

Phone: 1-800-465-7378

About Halifax Shipping News

Halifax Shipping News began in 2008 as a blog called The Armchair Captain. The idea behind it came when I would become curious about the comings and goings in the harbour, and research to find their source. I figured if I was wondering, others would be as well, and so I would blog about them. 5+ years later, here we are. This blog is written by Peter Ziobrowski. Peter is a Senior IT System Architect, and holds a BA in the History & Theory of Architecture,as well as diplomas in Computer System Technology and Information System Security. His personal site can be found at http://www.ziobrowski.net. Peter is available for media interviews on local Maritime issues. He also holds a large collection of photos of shipping subjects from Halifax suitable for publication. You can contact him directly via email at peter@halifaxshippingnews.ca.


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