Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 30, 2009 13:44 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Comrade Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2009) - Our fallen comrade, Lieutenant Justin Boyes from the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, Alberta, returns home to Canada tomorrow.

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

When: Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

What: At the request of the families, media will be permitted
on the tarmac.

Present to pay their respects will be the Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and other dignitaries.

Lieutenant Boyes was killed and two other Canadian soldiers were injured by an improvised explosive device that detonated near their dismounted patrol. The incident occurred approximately 20 kilometres south-west of Kandahar City at around 9 a.m., Kandahar time, on 28 October 2009.

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