Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 07, 2008 05:58 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Soldier Returns Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Our fallen soldier, Corporal Brendan Anthony Downey, 37, a Military Policeman of 17 Wing Detachment Dundurn, is scheduled to return home to Canada today.

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

When: Monday, July 7, 2:00 p.m.

What: Media are invited to view the arrival; however no interviews will be given.

Present to pay their respects will be the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and other dignitaries.

Corporal Downey was found dead in an accommodation room in the Theatre Support Element compound in the Gulf region at approximately 4:15 a.m. (EST) on July 4.

Note to the Editor/News Director:

Inquiries regarding the deceased or the funeral ceremony may be addressed to 2Lt Travis Smyth, Acting Public Affairs Officer, 17 Wing at (204) 833 2500 ext 4529 or at Smyth.ta@forces.gc.ca.

For all other queries, please contact the Media Liaison Office at (866) 377-0811.

For flight information, please contact the Air Passenger Terminal at 1-800-487-1186.

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