Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 08, 2009 15:11 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Comrades Return Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2009) - Our fallen comrades, Major Yannick Pepin and Corporal Jean-Francois Drouin, will return home to Canada on Wednesday, September 9, 2009.

Where: 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Wednesday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m.
What: At the wishes of the families, media will be permitted on the

Present to pay their respects will be the Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Vice-Admiral Denis Rouleau and other dignitaries.

Major Pepin and Corporal Drouin, both from 5e Regiment du genie de combat were serving as members of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment Battle Group based in Valcartier, Quebec. They were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near their armoured vehicle in the vicinity of Dand District, approximately 14 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City at around 12:00 p.m., Kandahar time, on 6 September 2009. Five other Canadian soldiers were injured

Note to Editors/News Directors:

Interested media may contact Captain Mark Peebles, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811, ext. 2041, or at:

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