Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

January 17, 2008 10:46 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Soldier Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2008) - Our fallen soldier, Trooper Richard Renaud, 26, of the 12e Regiment blinde du Canada, based at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, Quebec, is scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.

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

When: Friday January 18, 2:00 p.m.

What: At the wishes of the families, there will be no media
permitted on the tarmac and no interviews will be given.

Present to pay their respects will be the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and other dignitaries.

Tpr Renaud was killed at approximately 7:15 a.m. Kandahar time on January 15, when the armoured vehicle he was in struck a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The incident occurred in the Arghandab District, approximately 10 km north of Kandahar City.

Note to the Editor/News Director:

CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, Major Isabelle Robitaille, can be reached at (613) 392-2811 ext. 4565, or at:

Contact Information

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