Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 18, 2008 13:12 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Soldier Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Our fallen soldier, Sergeant Jason Boyes, 32, 2nd Battalion, Princes Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI), based out of Shilo, Manitoba, is scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.



Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.

When: Wednesday, March 19, 2:00 p.m.

What: At the wishes of the family, there will be no media permitted
on the tarmac and no interviews will be given.


Present to pay their respects will be Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Laurie Hawn, and other dignitaries.

Sgt. Boyes was killed at approximately 8:20 p.m. Kandahar time on March 16 by an explosive device while participating in a joint Afghan - Canadian foot patrol in the Zangabad region, in the District of Panjwayi, approximately 35 km south-west of Kandahar City.

Note to the Editor/News Director:

CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, Captain Nicole Meszaros, can be reached at (613) 392-2811 ext. 2041, or at: Meszaros.nl@forces.gc.ca

Inquiries regarding the deceased or the funeral ceremony may be addressed to Lori Truscott, CFB/ASU Shilo PAO, (204) 765-3000 ext. 3813 or at Truscott.L@forces.gc.ca.

Contact Information

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    Media Liaison Office
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    or
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    Air Passenger Terminal
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