Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Simon Maurice Serge Longtin

In memory of:

Private Simon Maurice Serge Longtin

August 19, 2007

Afghanistan

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal 22e Régiment

Division:

3rd battalion

Citation(s):

Sacrifice Medal (posthumous)

Additional Information


Born:

November 2, 1983
Longueil, Québec

Enlistment:

October 7, 2005
Montreal, Québec

Son of Maurice and Joanne Longtin.

Commemorated on Page 226 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

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  • Photo of Simon Longtin – Pte Simon Longtin was killed on 19 August, 2007 after the vehicle he was traveling in, a LAV III, struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The incident occurred roughly 1:41 am Kandahar time, approximately 20 km West of Kandahar City. The soldier was immediately evacuated from the scene by helicopter for urgent medical attention, but later succumbed to his injuries. At the time of the incident, the Canadian convoy was returning from a Forward Operating Base following a re-supply mission from Kandahar Airfield. Pte Longtin was a member of 3e Bataillon du Royal 22e Régiment, based out of Valcartier, Québec. Photo credit : Cplc Martine Morin, Section d'imagerie Garnison Valcartier.

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