Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 01, 2010 13:02 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Comrade Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2010) - Our fallen comrade, Corporal Brian Pinksen from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland returns home to Canada tomorrow.

Where: 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
What: At the request of the families, media will not be permitted on the tarmac.

Present to pay their respects will be Her Excellency The Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and other dignitaries.

Cpl. Pinksen died of his wounds at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany on Monday, August 30th, 2010.

Cpl. Pinksen was injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated during a routine patrol in the Panjwa'i District, southwest of Kandahar City at approximately 1:40 p.m., Kandahar time on August 22, 2010.

Cpl Pinksen was serving with 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

Note to Editors/News Directors:

Interested media may contact Captain Annie Morin, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811, ext. 4565, or at:

Contact Information

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