Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 13, 2008 12:28 ET

Media Advisory/DND: Our Fallen Soldier Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - Our fallen soldier, Bombardier Jeremie Ouellet, 22, of the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (1 RCHA), based out of Shilo, Manitoba, is scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.



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

When: Friday, March 14, 3:00 p.m.

What: Media are invited to view the arrival; however no interviews will
be given.


Present to pay their respects will be the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and other dignitaries.

Bombardier Ouellet was found dead in an accommodation room at Kandahar Airfield at approximately 2:15 p.m. Kandahar time on March 11.

Note to the Editor/News Director:

CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, Captain Nicole Meszaros, can be reached at (613) 392-2811 ext. 2041, or at: Meszaros.nl@forces.gc.ca

Inquiries regarding the deceased or the funeral ceremony may be addressed to Captain Mark Peebles, 1 CMBG PAO, at (780) 973-4011 ext 7415 or at peebles.m@forces.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • For flight information:
    Air Passenger Terminal
    1-800-487-1186
    or
    For all other queries:
    Media Liaison Office
    866-377-0811