Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 17, 2009 15:25 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Soldier Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 17, 2009) - Our fallen soldier, Private Sebastien Courcy from 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment based in Quebec City, Quebec, returns home to Canada Sunday.



Where: 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
What: At the request of the family, media will be permitted on the tarmac.


Present to pay their respects will be the Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and other dignitaries.

Pte Courcy died while conducting operations in the Panjwayi District. The incident occurred approximately 17 kilometres south-west from Kandahar City at around 6:00 a.m., Kandahar time, on July 16, 2009.

Pte Courcy was serving as a member of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment Battle Group.

Contact Information

  • Interested media may contact:
    Captain Mark Peebles
    8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer
    613-392-2811, ext. 2041
    peebles.m@forces.gc.ca
    or
    For general queries:
    Media Liaison Office
    1-866-377-0811 or 613-996-2353, or on weekends 613-792-2973
    or
    For flight information:
    Air Passenger Terminal
    1-800-487-1186