Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 12, 2008 18:29 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Soldiers Return Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2008) - Our fallen soldiers, Master Corporal Joshua Brian Roberts, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI), based out of Shilo, Manitoba and Master Corporal Erin Doyle, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI), based out of Edmonton, Alberta are scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.



Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Wednesday, August 13, 2:00 p.m.
What: At the wishes of the family, media are not permitted on the
tarmac.


Present to pay their respects will be the Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Chief of Defence, General W.J. Natynczyk and other dignitaries.

MCpl Joshua Brian Roberts was killed on 09 Aug 08 and MCpl Erin Doyle was killed on 10 Aug 08, during the conduct of operations in Afghanistan.

Note to the Editor/News Director:

Interested media must contact Lieutenant Annie Morin, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811, ext. 4565, mobile: 613-243-7330, or at: morin.mva@forces.gc.ca

Inquiries regarding the deceased or the funeral ceremony may be addressed to Second Lieutenant Wright Eruebi, 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters, Public Affairs Officer, at 780-973-4011 ext. 7415, or at: eruebi.wet@forces.gc.ca

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