Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 31, 2011 17:20 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Comrade Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2011) - Our fallen comrade, Master Corporal Byron Garth Greff from the Third Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton, Alberta, returns home to Canada tomorrow.

Where: 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 2 p.m.
What: At the request of the families, media will be permitted on the tarmac.

Present to pay their respects will be His Excellency the Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable David Johnston; Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay; Chief of the Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and other dignitaries.

MCpl Greff was killed by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while transiting through Kabul as a passenger on an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) vehicle at approximately 11:30 a.m. (Kandahar time) on October 29, 2011.

Note to Editors/News Directors:

Interested media may contact Lieutenant Andréa McKinley, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 965-2041 or cellular phone on November 1st at (613) 243-7330, or at andrea.mckinley@forces.gc.ca

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