Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 30, 2006 10:57 ET

Media Advisory/DND: Fallen Soldiers Returning Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 30, 2006) - Our fallen soldiers, Chief Warrant Officer Robert Girouard and Cpl. Albert Storm, members of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR), based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, are scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.

Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.

When: Friday, December 1, 6 p.m.

What: At the wishes of the families, media are invited to view the
arrival, though no interviews will be given.

Present to pay their respects will be The Minister of National Defence, Gordon O'Connor, and other dignitaries.

Both were killed when their Bison Light Armoured Vehicle was attacked by a suicide bomber driving a car laden with explosives along Highway 4 between Kandahar Airfield and Kandahar City, at approximately 8:35 a.m. (Afghanistan time), November 27, 2006.

Contact Information

  • 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
    Capt. Nicole Meszaros
    Public Affairs Officer
    613-392-2811 ext. 2041
    mobile: 613-391-5233
    For flight information:
    Air Passenger Terminal