Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 20, 2007 10:27 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE/Media Advisory: Two Fallen Soldiers Returning Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2007) - A correction from source is issued in respect to the media advisory published yesterday at 4:25pm. Please note that time has changed from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. The completed version follows.

Our fallen soldiers, Corporal Nicolas Raymond Beauchamp, 28, 5e Ambulance de campagne, and Private Michel Levesque, 25, 3e Bataillon, Royal 22e Regiment, both were based out of Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, Quebec, are scheduled to return home to Canada today.

Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Tuesday November 20, 3:30 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 Her Excellency, the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, The Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and other dignitaries.

Two Canadian soldiers and one Afghan interpreter were killed at approximately 12:00 a.m. Kandahar time on November 17, 2007 when their Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) struck a suspected Improvised Explosive Device approximately 40 km west of Kandahar City in the vicinity of Ma'sum Ghar.

Contact Information

  • Note to the Editor/News Director:
    Capt. Nicole Meszaros, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
    Public Affairs Officer
    613-392-2811 ext. 2041
    Mobile 613-391-5233
    Air Passenger Terminal