Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 22, 2006 17:23 ET

DND: Statement From the Family of Corporal Michael Barnewall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 22, 2006) - We are concerned about Michael's injuries. However, we are relieved that they are non-life threatening. We look forward to his safe arrival home, so we can be together as a family again.

We ask that the media respect our wishes for privacy and that they understand that we will not be responding to requests for comments or interviews at this time.

The Barnewall Family

Cpl. Barnewall was injured in a mine-strike on November 21 while conducting operations along Route Summit in the Pashmul area, approximately 25 km West of Kandahar.

Note to Editors/News Directors: The Department of National Defence is publishing this statement at the request of the family.

Contact Information

  • Captain Alexander Peterson
    519-660-5174
    519-777-3416 (cell)