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Community to recognize fallen soldier

Captain Jonathan Snyder
February 06, 2013 - 4:29 PM

A sign commemorating Captain Jonathan Snyder will go up on Main Street. This will dedicate the area to the legacy of the former Pentictonite.
Coun. John Vassilaki questioned whether the dedication would be enough or dedicating a park might be more fitting.

The discussion took place during Monday's regular council meeting.

Another councillor says the sign dedication was in keeping with the family's request. There is already a park dedicated to the fallen soldier.

Where and when the dedication will be made is still being ironed out. The request for the sign was put forward to council by the Heritage and Museum Committee.

Snyder was serving in Afghanistan at the time of his death, a captain of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He was killed on June 7, 2008 after falling into a well while conducting a security patrol.

Part of his duties had him training Afghan soldiers for security work.

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