Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 04, 2007 09:54 ET

Media Advisory/DND: Fallen Soldier Returning Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Our fallen soldier, Master Corporal Darrell Jason Priede, a member of 3 Area Support Group, based in Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick, is scheduled to return home to Canada today.

Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.

When: Monday, June 4, 6:00 p.m.

What: Media are invited to view the arrival; however no interviews will be given.

Present to pay their respects will be The Minister of National Defence, Gordon O'Connor, and other dignitaries.

Master Corporal Priede was killed May 30, 2007, at approximately 9 p.m. Kandahar time when the helicopter in which he was a passenger went down in Helmand Province near the town of Kajaki.

Note to the Editor/News Director:

Interested media must contact Capt. Nicole Meszaros, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer

Contact Information

  • 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
    Capt. Nicole Meszaros
    Public Affairs Officer
    613-392-2811 ext. 2041
    mobile: 613-391-5233
    meszaros.nl@forces.gc.ca
    or
    For flight information:
    Air Passenger Terminal
    1-800-487-1186