Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 27, 2008 02:11 ET

Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 27, 2008) - One Canadian soldier was killed and three others were injured when their armoured vehicle was struck by an explosion in Zharey District about 12:45 p.m. Kandahar time, December 26, 2008.

The fallen soldier is Private Michael Freeman of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment based at CFB Petawawa.

All members of Task Force Kandahar are thinking of the family and friends of our fallen comrade during this time of sorrow. The dedication and sacrifice of soldiers like Private Michael Freeman is helping to make a difference in the lives of countless Afghan citizens.

We will continue with our mission as we remember the life of Private Michael Freeman. We remain committed to improving security and stability in Kandahar Province and working together with local Afghans to achieve peace and prosperity for their country.

Note to Editors:

A photograph of Private Michael Freeman is available on the Combat Camera Website (search under last name) at: www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca

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