MH Air Cadets attend HART Ceremony and honor fallen Hatter

By Taylor Chartrand
November 18, 2018 - 10:01am

Lethbridge, AB- The Medicine Hat Air Cadets were in Lethbridge on Saturday to take part in the HART Ceremony.

The ceremony (which remembers those who have served and fallen) is an annual event involving Canadian Cadets, Civil Air Patrol, Silver Cross Mothers, Gold Star Mothers, Military and Legion members, along with families and friends.

One of Medicine Hat's own, Private Stephan Stock, was honored during this years event. Stock lost his life in 2008.

Stock, along with two other soldiers, were killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan.

After moving to Medicine Hat, Stock joined the South Alberta Light Horse and re-mustered as an Armored Crewman in 2002. He then trained for three years before transferring to the Regular Force.

During his time in the Reserves, Stock attended the Medicine Hat College on a part-time basis and obtained a Technologist Degree in Power Engineering.

In 2005, Stock enrolled in the Regular Force as a Combat Engineer and completed his Basic Military Qualification at Saint-Jean, QC. He then began his Combat Engineer training that summer in Gagetown, NB and was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment upon graduation.

In his first two years with the Regiment, Stock completed courses in Light Armored Vehicle Gunner, Communications and Tactical Combat Casualty Care before deploying to Afghanistan to Task Force 1-08.

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