For Immediate Release
June 16, 2015
Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL – Family, friends and the community joined today for a very special dedication in honour of a fallen solider, Corporal Kenneth Chad O’Quinn. The Town of Happy Valley – Goose Bay is naming its newest street Corporal O’Quinn Boulevard. The boulevard is one of the main throughways in Town Centre, just off Hamilton River Road.
“The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is honoured to dedicate our newest street in the memory of Corporal Kenneth Chad O’Quinn,” said Mayor Jamie Snook. “Corporal O’Quinn was a Labradorian and part of our community. Corporal O’Quinn Boulevard will be symbolic of heroism and our appreciation for the Canadian Forces for generations to come.”
At the age of 25, Cpl. O’Quinn was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan on March 3, 2009. Cpl. O’Quinn, along with Cpl. Danny Oliver Fortin and Warrant Officer Dennis Brown died when a roadside bomb exploded near a patrol northwest of Kandahar City.
Cpl. O’Quinn was an Improvised Explosive Device specialist stationed at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in New Brunswick. A member of the Signals Branch, he was a dedicated soldier who believed in the value of his contribution to the mission in Afghanistan.
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Public Relations & Special Events Manager
Town of Happy Valley – Goose Bay