Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 05, 2009 11:04 ET

Media Advisory: Our Fallen Soldiers Return Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) - Our fallen soldiers, Warrant Officer Dennis Raymond Brown, from The Lincoln and Welland Regiment in St. Catharines, ON, Corporal Dany Olivier Fortin, from 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron at 3 Wing Bagotville, PQ and Corporal Kenneth Chad O'Quinn, from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron at CFB Petawawa, will return home to Canada on Friday, March 6, 2009.

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

When: Friday, March 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

What: At the wishes of the families, media will be
permitted on the tarmac.

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

The three Canadian Forces personnel were killed and two were injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near an armoured vehicle during a patrol in the Arghandab District. The incident occurred northwest of Kandahar City at around 5:40 p.m., Kandahar time, on March 3, 2009.

The CF personnel were conducting security operations in the area when the explosion occurred.

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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