Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 19, 2007 11:17 ET

DND: Name of Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Released

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2007) - The identity of the Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan today is as follows:

- Private Simon Longtin of the 3e Bataillon, Royal 22e Regiment, based out of Valcartier, Quebec.

Pte Longtin succumbed to his injuries after his LAV III struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) roughly 1:41 am Kandahar time, approximately 20 kms West of Kandahar City. At the time of the incident, the Canadian convoy was returning from a Forward Operating Base following a re-supply mission from Kandahar Airfield.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

Photograph of the fallen soldier is available on the Combat Camera Website (search under last name) at: http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/

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