Jeffrey Scott Walsh

Jeff Scott Walsh
Master Cpl Jeffrey Scott Walsh
August 8th 1973 - August 3rd, 2006
Walsh, 33, who was with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry from CFB Shilo in Manitoba, grew up in Regina and Avonlea, about 80 kilometres southwest of the city. He was killed in a shooting accident in Afghanistan August the 9th 2006, and leaves his wife, three small children and his parents to grieve.

MONSTERS IN THE DARK

I know that they are out there;
I will not be ignorant any more;
Pulling the blanket over my head;
Will not keep them from coming ashore;
Instead, I choose to confront them;
As afraid as I might be;
Because if I don’t stop the monsters;
Our children can never be free.


Master Corporal Jeffrey Scott Walsh wrote this poem in the summer of 2006 prior to his tour of duty in Afghanistan.