Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

March 27, 2011 23:36 ET

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, on the death of Corporal Yannick Scherrer

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 27, 2011) - My wife, Sharon, and I join Canadians in mourning the death of Corporal Yannick Scherrer, who was killed by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in the Panjwa'i district of Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. He was serving with 1er Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group, based at Valcartier, Quebec.

Corporal Scherrer answered the call to service and dedicated himself to the cause of peace, security and the rule of law in Afghanistan. He defended these principles with great courage and integrity, earning the respect of his fellow soldiers and bringing honour to the Canadian Forces and to all Canadians. His sense of duty and devotion will not be forgotten.

Canadians are united in sadness by the loss of Corporal Scherrer. Our thoughts are with his family, his loved ones and his comrades-in-arms, to whom we offer our deepest condolences. 

David Johnston

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