Master Corporal, reservist with Loyal Edmonton Regiment, based in Edmonton Alberta. He was deployed with the Canadian contingent of NATO forces serving in Afghanistan. Aged 31, he was originally from Peers AB and raised in Edson AB. He is survived by his wife Darcia, father Walter Arndt, three sisters and a large circle of extended family and friends.
He was travelling in a convoy delivering medical supplies to combat troops on the front lines when his vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a civilian truck. Three other soldiers were injured, one very seriously, in the accident about 35 kilometres southeast of Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
After six years of infantry training with the "Loyal Eddies", MCpl Arndt finally got his wish to serve overseas when he was sent to Afghanistan in early 2006. He was 11 days shy of returning from his six-month deployment.
Recipient of Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)
Private memorial service in Edson and interment on Aug 16, 2006 at McLeod River District Cemetery.
*Special thanks to SusanR for her generous sponsorship of this memorial
*Thanks to Linda Morgan for the grave photos
Shirley Lawrence Arndt