Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Brian Neil Calvin Pinksen

In memory of:

Corporal Brian Neil Calvin Pinksen

August 30, 2010

Landstuhl, Germany

Military Service






Royal Newfoundland Regiment


2nd Battalion


The Sacrifice Medal, General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA

Additional Information


April 5, 1990
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador


October 25, 2007
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Son of Debbie Hazel Pinksen and brother of Brandon and Blair of Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Nephew of Ramona and Kerry Pittman of Paradise, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 238 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo– Taken on the initial day we marched into Nakhonay. Trying to get some lunch into us after occupying the village
  • Photo of BRIAN NEIL CALVIN PINKSEN– Taken in 41B section room in Nakhonay, Afghanistan July 2010. During our "down time" we often just sat around and chatted. With no amenities, electricity, or running water we relied on each other for entertainment.
  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Cpl Pinksen.  

It was originally displayed at the Kandahar Cenotaph from the date of his passing - and was repatriated to Canada in 2014.  

Today, it can be seen at the Afghanistan War Memorial located at National Defence Headquarters in Kanata, On.  

Rod A. McLeod, Designer
  • Photo of Brian Neil Calvin Pinksen– Corporal Brian Neil Calvin Pinksen
  • Memorial– Sgt Craig Gillam & Cpl Brian Pinksen memorial, Glynmill Pond, Corner Brook, Newfoundland

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