Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 10, 2008 14:43 ET

Media Advisory: Fallen Soldier Returning Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Our fallen soldier, Captain Jonathan (Jon) Sutherland Snyder, a member of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, Alberta, is scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.

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

When: Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 2 p.m.

What: At the wishes of the family, there will be no media
permitted on the tarmac and 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.

Captain Snyder was killed Saturday, June 7, after falling into a well while conducting a night time security patrol in Zhari District, Afghanistan.

Note to the Editor/News Director:

Interested media must contact Capt. Nicole Meszaros, 8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811 ext. 2041, mobile (613) 391-5233 or at:

Inquiries regarding the deceased or the funeral ceremony may be addressed to Major Shawna Bruce, Land Force Western Area Headquarters Senior Public Affairs Officer, at (403) 544-5526 or at:

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