Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 19, 2007 16:25 ET

Media Advisory: Two Fallen Soldiers Returning Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2007) - Our fallen soldiers, Corporal Nicolas Raymond Beauchamp, 28, 5e Ambulance de campagne, and Private Michel Levesque, 25, 3e Bataillon, Royal 22e Regiment, both were based out of Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, Quebec, are scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.

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

When: Tuesday November 20, 3:00 p.m.

What: At the wishes of the families, 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 Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, The Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and other dignitaries.

Two Canadian soldiers and one Afghan interpreter were killed at approximately 12:00 a.m. Kandahar time on November 17, 2007 when their Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) struck a suspected Improvised Explosive Device approximately 40 km west of Kandahar City in the vicinity of Ma'sum Ghar.

Note to the Editor/News Director:

Questions may be directed to Capt. Nicole Meszaros, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811 ext. 2041, mobile (613) 391-5233 or at:

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

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