God bless them.

US soldiers from Viper Company (Bravo) 1-26 Infantry check their weapons as they head for a foot patrol at Combat Outpost (COP) Sabari in Khost province, east of Afghanistan on June 26, 2011. (AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE)

US soldiers from Viper Company (Bravo) 1-26 Infantry head for a foot patrol at Combat Outpost (COP) Sabari in Khost province, east of Afghanistan on June 26, 2011. (AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE)

US soldiers from Viper Company (Bravo) 1-26 Infantry head for a foot patrol at Combat Outpost (COP) Sabari in Khost province, east of Afghanistan on June 26, 2011. (AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE)

A US soldier from Viper Company (Bravo) 1-26 Infantry watches as a Blackhawk helicopter lands at Combat Outpost (COP) Sabari in Khost province, east of Afghanistan on June 26, 2011. (AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE)

Canadian and U.S. army soldiers attached to 1st Battalion, 22nd royal regiment rest during a patrol in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan June 26, 2011. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

And here’s a few of our Canadian allies in action:

Jonathan Chalifoux, 23, of Germanville, Quebec, Canada, with the Canadian Army’s 1st Battalion 22nd Royal Regiment, takes cover as a controlled detonation goes off in the background during an operation Sunday, June 26, 2011 in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

Canadian and U.S. army soldiers attached to 1st Battalion, 22nd royal regiment patrol in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, June 26, 2011.

Pvt. Mathieu LeMoyne, 22, of Levis, Canada, with the Canadian Army’s 1st Battalion 22nd Royal Regiment, looks on as a Canadian helicopter provides air support on an operation Sunday, June 26, 2011 in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Soldiers with the Canadian Army’s 1st Battalion 22nd Royal Regiment, patrol at sunrise Sunday, June 26, 2011 in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)