Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

August 11, 2008 18:45 ET

Message from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, on the Death of Master Corporal Erin Doyle

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2008) - Canada lost another brave soldier today. The entire country shares this pain and mourns this terrible loss.

Master Corporal Erin Doyle of the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and attached to the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group and his fellow soldiers were protecting their combat outpost during an attack. Risking his own life, he was there to protect the people of Kandahar. We salute his dedication and generosity, and our thoughts and gratitude are also with the soldier who was wounded.

My husband, Jean-Daniel Lafond, and I join all Canadians in expressing our heartfelt condolences to MCpl Doyle's family and friends, and in lending our support to all his comrades who continue to carry out their mission to establish the security and stability needed for human development in Afghanistan.

Michaelle Jean

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