Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 27, 2009 10:23 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Comrade Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 27, 2009) - Our fallen comrade, Lieutenant Andrew R. Nuttall from the 1st 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: Monday, December 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

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

Present to pay their respects will be Her Excellency The Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk, and other dignitaries.

Lieutenant Nuttall was killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated during a foot patrol near the village of Nakhonay in Panjwaii District, about 25 km southwest of Kandahar City, on December 23, 2009. The explosion also killed a member of the Afghan National Army and injured an Afghan interpreter.

Note to Editors/News Directors:

Interested media may contact Captain Mark Peebles, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811, ext. 2041, or mobile 613-243-6358, or at: peebles.m@forces.gc.ca

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