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Doyle, Erin Melvin
Master Corporal
Kamloops, British Columbia
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Died: Aug 11,2008

Commemorated at
Legal Cemetery, Legal, AB

Erin Melvin Doyle, born March 20, 1976 at Maple Ridge, British Columbia, grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia where he attended Kamloops Secondary School, later studying heavy mechanics at the University College of the Cariboo. Doyle joined the Kamloops reserve Rocky Mountain Rangers in Kamloops where he met his future wife. Married in 1997, Doyle enlisted at Vancouver, British Columbia May 21, 1998. Doyle served with the Canadian Armed Forces attached to the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry as a Master Corporal with the Canadian contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan. Serving in Bosnia in 2000 and Kabul, Afghanistan in 2004, Doyle returned to Afghanistan in 2008. On his 3rd combat mission, Master Corporal Erin Melvin Doyle died August 11, 2008 during an attack by ten Taliban insurgents while manning his combat outpost in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province. Doyle was honoured with a military funeral service and is commemorated at St. Emile Cemetery, Legal, Alberta and on the Kamloops Cenotaph, British Columbia. Youngest son of Melvin and Kathleen Doyle; stepson of Bob Mitchell and Barb Loucks; brother of Sean; step-brother of Keari; husband of Corporal Nicole Josephine Doyle of Legal; father of Zarine Joan Tygra Krawchuk of Legal; he was 32 years old. Doyle received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service in 2002. Citation(s): General Campaign Star - International Security Assistance Force Bar. Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous). “Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson