Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 05, 2009 13:30 ET

Canadian Soldier Dies in Quebec Hospital From Injuries Sustained in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 5, 2009) - A Canadian soldier who recently sustained serious injuries in Afghanistan passed away in a Quebec hospital yesterday.

The deceased is Master-Corporal Charles-Philippe Michaud from the 2e Batallion, Royal 22e Regiment based at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, near Quebec City.

At approximately 9:15 a.m. Kandahar time on June 23, 2009, Master-Corporal Michaud was seriously injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his dismounted patrol in Panjwayi District, southwest of Kandahar City.

Master-Corporal Michaud was evacuated by helicopter to the coalition medical facility at Kandahar Airfield and subsequently moved to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre in Germany. He arrived in Quebec City on June 28, 2009 and succumbed to his injuries at approximately 2 p.m. EDT on July 4, 2009 in a Quebec City hospital.

Master-Corporal Michaud was serving as a member of the 2e Batallion, Royal 22e Regiment Battle Group in Kandahar, Afghanistan. This was his third operational tour and second to Afghanistan.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our fallen comrade during this very difficult time.

Master-Corporal Michaud lost his life as a direct result of his participation in operations to enhance security for the people of Kandahar Province. We will not forget his sacrifice as the Canadian Forces continues to work with Afghans and our allies to bring peace and stability to the region.

Note to Editors:

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