Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 12, 2007 13:20 ET

Message from Her Excellency The Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on the Death of Trooper Darryl Caswell

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) -

"My husband Jean-Daniel Lafond and I were saddened to learn of the death of Trooper Darryl Caswell, yesterday in Afghanistan.

Alongside their NATO Force partners, Canadian Forces units are tirelessly doing their utmost to establish security and stability in Afghanistan, despite the many dangers they face. These women and men care deeply about helping to improve the living conditions of the Afghan population, to build infrastructure and to bring about an economic recovery. The sacrifices they make in the name of this ideal deserve our greatest respect.

Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of. Trooper Darryl Caswell, as well as to his comrades, who are feeling this loss deeply. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that we are thinking of you.

We also wish a prompt recovery to the soldiers wounded during this incident."
Michaelle Jean

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