Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

April 13, 2010 12:46 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Comrade Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) - Our fallen comrade, Private Tyler William Todd 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: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 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 the Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and other dignitaries.

Private Todd was killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated during a dismounted security patrol at approximately 7:30 a.m. Kandahar time on 11 April 2010. The incident occurred in the vicinity of Belanday, Dand district, approximately eight-kilometres southwest of Kandahar City.

Private Todd was serving as a member of the Task Force 3-09 Battle Group.

Contact Information

  • Captain Mark Peebles
    8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer
    613-392-2811, ext. 2041
    peebles.m@forces.gc.ca