Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 30, 2007 12:11 ET

DND: Name of Deceased Canadian Soldier Released

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2007) - The name of the Canadian soldier who lost his life on August 29 in Kabul, Afghanistan is as follows:

- Major Raymond Ruckpaul, an armoured officer based at the NATO Allied Land Component Command Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany who was serving in Kabul, Afghanistan with the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters (ISAF HQ).

Major Ruckpaul was found significantly injured within the confines of the ISAF HQ in Kabul and later died of his injuries. The matter is under investigation by ISAF authorities and the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service.

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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