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Boneca

Page history last edited by milnewstbay@yahoo.ca 10 years, 9 months ago

 

 

Corporal Anthony Joseph Boneca

Lake Superior Scottish Regiment

1985-2006

 

 

High resolution version of this photo available on request via e-mail.

 

 

The Journey Home


18 Jan 07

Ontario Remembers Cpl. Boneca

 

17 Nov 06

Where Cpl. Boneca Rests, A Week After Remembrance Day

 

13 Nov 06

How Some of Cpl. Boneca's Section Spent Remembrance Day with Tony's Parents - Permalink

 

12 Nov 06

Cpl. Boneca's Mom One of Three Silver Cross Mothers at One Thunder Bay Memorial - Permalink

 

11 Nov 06

Cpl. Boneca's High School Remembers - Permalink

 

19 Sept 06

Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Honours Cpl. Boneca in the House of Commons - More (.pdf) - Hansard - Comuzzi Statement

 

5 Aug 06

Thanks from the Family (.pdf, 390KB)

 

23 Jul 06

Columnist Says Let Tony Rest

 

22 Jul 06

MILNEWS Media Summary Report, uploaded 2:24pm (.pdf)

 

Letter to the Editor, Chronicle-Journal, 22Jul06 (.pdf)

 

21 Jul 06

Letter to the Editor (.pdf)

 

20 Jul 06

Letter to the Editor (.pdf)

 

19 Jul 06

Letter to the Editor (.pdf)

 

18 Jul 06

Media Funeral Coverage Highlights

 

Local Media Coverage (.pdf)

 

Selected Photos from the Funeral (courtesy of the late Bruce Reith, Vice-President, The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment Association)

 

Funeral Program (.pdf, 1.47M)

 

Local Funeral Coverage (.pdf, 7.3M)

 

Columnist Says Usefulness of Bitching in Military Ignored by Media

 

17 Jul 06

Local Media Coverage (.pdf)

 

Friend's Eulogy at Funeral Shows Boneca Eager to Return to K'Har - Laid to Rest - Father Takes it Hard - More

 

CanWest Reporter, Seeking 'Balance', Couldn't Leave Out Political Content - Letters to Editor Bash Media - 'Spinning' Boneca's Death

 

 

Chronicle-Journal, 17 Jul 06

 

16 Jul 06

Obituary

 

Observations from a Visitation

 

Who Speaks for the Dead?

 

Here's Where the Canadian Press May Have Gotten the E-Mails?

 

15 Jul 06

Local Media Coverage (.pdf)

 

Christie Blatchford says 'We have been collectively careless with Corporal Boneca's memory' - Globe & Mail logins - Permalink

 

Local Media on Cpl. Boneca Coming Home - Permalink

 

Blogger Says Now is Not the Time to Dig into Doubts

 

Neil Young Dedicates Part of Concert Cpl. Boneca - Lyrics to Families

 

14 Jul 06

Local Media Coverage (.pdf)

 

Cpl. Boneca Coming Home Today - He's Back Home - More

 

CF Media Advisory, Funeral Arrangements, issued 14 Jul 06

 

Opinion:  The peacekeeping myth is flourishing - Opinion: Yes, there will be sacrifices - such as the death of Boneca - but Canada has an important role to play on a global scale. This nation must continue its tradition of helping the embattled just as it did in the First and Second World Wars.

 

\"Is it true Lakehead University is not lowering its flags?\"

 

Blogger Asks Why Bring the Dead Home, When So Many War Dead are Buried in Country They Died In?

 

13 Jul 06

Local Media Coverage (.pdf)

 

He Won't Be Alone

 

How One of Those Injured in the Firefight are Doing

 

The Homecoming That Wasn't as Planned

 

Will we in the media, wherever we stand on Afghanistan, examine these issues in a way that respects our fallen soldiers and all who serve? I hope so. But I wouldn't count on it.

 

Opinion - Makes Sense to Double Check Assumptions Based on Second Hand Statements - Opinion - Troops Should be Able to Opt Out?!?! - Are We Making Too Much of the Deaths?

 

Local Media Coverage of Repatriation

 

12 Jul 06

Cpl. Boneca Back in Canada - More - more - more - G-G, Def Min, CDS There

 

Commentary - Def Min Coulda Been a Bit Less Harsh

 

Follow-up to Attacks

 

Christine Blatchford - Grief is its own barometer

 

More on Latest Statement from Father - More - Media Focus on Alleged Family Squabble Over Conflicting Information

 

Reservists Take Same Risks, Do Same Job, in Combat as Regs - More

 

Editorial - CF Needs to Ensure Reservists are as Ready for Battle as Possible - Lewis MacKenzie - Letting Off Steam Doesn't Mean Morale is Low - Opinion - the blessed and beautiful tranquillity of our Canadian summer is, in no small part, guaranteed by what our soldiers do over there, so far away. - A time of anguish

 

11 Jul 06

 

MILNEWS Media Summary Report, uploaded 5:17pm

 

Father Issues Statement Contradicting Son's Misunderstanding of Mission, Lack of Preparation - More - more - more - Land Forces Western Area statement (.pdf)

 

So, Will Media Be Allowed, or Not? - This Says 'Not' - Final Verdict - Media Gets Some Access

 

MILNEWS Media Summary Report, updated 11:31am EDT (.pdf)

 

CF Photos of Pashmul Battle, courtesy of CF Combat Camera

 

Raw media text, 11 Jul 06

 

CTV News video interview with girlfriend's family (Thanks to my best bud for this one!) - Audio, CanWest reporter Matt Fisher, saying troops are pissed about media coverage

 

OP Zahar, Three Day Punch-up, Wraps Up - More - Cpl. Boneca's Comrades Still Recovering

 

Opinion - As a nation, we owe a great debt to Cpl. Boneca and all his fellow soldiers, who willingly put their lives on the line to defend the bedrock values of this country.

 

Embedded Reporter Online at 1100EDT Today to Answer Questions

 

Edmonton Journal Publishes E-mails from Tony in AFG

 

Def Min Says Soldier Not Misled

 

10 Jul 06

MILNEWS Media Summary Report, uploaded 10 Jul 06, 3:50pm EDT (.pdf)

 

American Blogger Reminds USA Canadians are Dying, Too

 

Troopies Working Through Loss, Keep Fighting - Editorial - We find it unacceptable that some would suggest that Cpl Boneca did not understand what he had volunteered to do when there is every indication that he knew exactly what he was doing by volunteering. - More on Media Vulturing

 

Federal Liberals Send Condolences to Family - NDP Condolences - Ontario Lieutenant-Governor's Message

 

Newest Media Angle

Toronto Star - Soldier Felt Misled? - Reportedly Wanted Out, Bad - More of the Same

 

Cpl. Boneca On His Way Home - More - An Only Child - Globe & Mail - Always Had Smile on Face

 

Christie Blatchford Account of Firefight - Went Down Fighting

 

A Buddy Remembers Him

 

 

9 Jul 06

CF Statement: A Canadian soldier was killed today during an engagement with Taliban insurgents approximately 25 kilometres west of Kandahar. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. Kandahar time (12:00 a.m. EDT). Killed was Corporal Anthony Joseph Boneca who was serving with Task Force Afghanistan as part of the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI) Battle Group. Cpl. Boneca was a member of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, which is based in Thunder Bay, Ontario; his next-of-kin have been notified. Cpl. Boneca was evacuated by helicopter to the coalition medical facility at Kandahar Airfield where he was pronounced dead. Cpl. Boneca's unit was operating in Zjarey district as part of Operation Zahar, which means "Sword" in Pashto...

 

Pashmol, Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

(Showing only approximate location of village, not to be considered detailed enough to pinpoint site of firefight)

 

MILNEWS Media Summary Report, uploaded 092055EDT Jul 06 (.pdf)

 

Boneca Due to Return from ROTO End of this month

 

More, From Family, Neighbours

 

Reuters (UK) news wire - Associated Press (US) news wire - BBC (UK) News - ninemsn.com.au (AUS) news - Agence France Presse (France) news wire

 

Canadian Press initial coverage, in Toronto Star - Updated Canadian Press - CTV News

 

The Rest of the Dead from AFG

 

Update - We really do have to admire his professionalism and his heroic efforts to help out people less fortunate than ours. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

 

Governor General's Statement - PM's Statement - Def Min's Statement

 

COMBINED FORCES COMMAND – AFGHANISTAN News Release #060709-02 , July 9, 2006

 

Zhari District Hot for Canadians in End of May - More - Bit of Friendly Fire among Coalition Troops Here, Too


 


 

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