Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

January 18, 2010 14:22 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Comrade Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2010) - Our fallen comrade, Sergeant John Faught of 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: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 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 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.

Sergeant Faught was killed by an improvised explosive device during a dismounted security patrol near the town of Nakhonay in the Panjwayi district, approximately 15 kilometres south-west of Kandahar City. The incident took place at approximately 2:00 p.m. Kandahar time on 16 Jan 2010.

Sergeant Faught was serving as a member of the Task Force 3-09 Battle Group.

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