Sergeant Faught, John
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Sergeant John Wayne Faught Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Date of Birth:        20 April 1965
Date of Passing:  16 January 2010
Age: 44

In service to Canada from 1990  to 2010.
Unit: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry


John grew up in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario and enlisted in the Army in 1990.  He was on his 3rd Tour of Afghanistan( Jan. 16 2010) when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar while leading his section on a joint foot patrol.  He was a member of the 1st Battalion (PPCLI) based out of Edmonton.  John was described as a "father figure" among the soldiers who had nicknamed him "Toast" as he was "hard and crusty" on the outside but a "softy" on the inside.  John was a career soldier and received the following medals South-West Asia Service Medal and Afghanistan Bar, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation, Canadian Forces Decoration, Sacrifice Medal.

Remembered fondly by :
His parents Donna Crosson (Dan) and the late Wayne Faught, his sister Shawna Faught and step-siblings Chad Crosson, Craig Crosson, and Joanne Crosson, and his family Jamsmine Minichiello, Jesse, Kalem, John, and Aubrey Crosson, Jake and Makenzie Crosson, and Holden, Greden, and Olivia Brock.