Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 02, 2008 17:59 ET

DND: Name of Fallen Canadian Soldier Released

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2008) - The identity of the Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan is as follows:

- Trooper Michael Yuki Hayakaze, age 25, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), based out of Edmonton, Alberta.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. Kandahar time on March 2, Trooper Hayakaze was killed when his armoured vehicle hit a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Mushan region, located in the District of Panjawayi, 45 km West of Kandahar City.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A photograph of the fallen soldier is available on the following website:
http://combatcamera.ca/photo/030208.html

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