Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 22, 2007 23:20 ET

DND: Name of Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Released

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2007) - The identity of one of the two Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan today is as follows:

- Master Corporal Christian Duchesne, 5e Ambulance de campagne, based out of Valcartier, Quebec.

Family members of the soldiers have been notified. At their request, the name of the remaining soldier is being temporarily withheld.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

Photograph of the fallen soldier will be forthcoming shortly on the Combat Camera Website http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/

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