Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 27, 2008 14:05 ET

Media Advisory: Media Opportunity With Colonel Dean Milner, Commander 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

CFB PETAWAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 27, 2008) - Media are invited to a media opportunity with Colonel Dean Milner, Commander of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, based at CFB Petawawa.

Col Milner will speak on the recent death of Private Michael Freeman in front of the headquarters of 2 CMBG located in building Z-101 at 11:00 a.m., December 28.

An improvised explosive device killed Private Michael Freeman on 26 December at 2:45 p.m. local time in Zhari district, about 24 kilometres west of Kandahar City. Three other soldiers were injured in the blast.

Note to the editors: Media are asked to arrive at 10:30 a.m., December 28, 2008, and gather at the parking lot located immediately on your left when entering CFB Petawawa at the General Frederick Gate on Menin Road. From there they will be escorted to the 2 CMBG HQ.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Forces Base Petawawa
    Petawawa Public Affairs Office
    613-687-5511 local 6721 or 6351
    Cell: 613-639-9107 or 639-0485
    613-588-7908 (FAX)
    Petawawapublicaffairs@forces.gc.ca
    or
    Captain Andrew Hennessy
    2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Public Affairs Officer
    613-687-5511 extension 6351
    Cell: 613-639-0485