Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

October 29, 2011 18:24 ET

Message from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, on the Death of a Canadian Forces Member

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2011) - My wife, Sharon, and I join Canadians in mourning the loss of one Master Corporal Byron Garth Greff who was killed while serving in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Even though our mission has changed to a non-combat role aimed at advancing security, the rule of law and human rights, Canadian Forces members and Canadian civilians face risks every day in the effort to rebuild Afghanistan.

Master Corporal Greff was devoted to our new role of providing training and professional development to the Afghan National Security Forces, answering the call to service with great integrity and courage. This sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Canadians are united in sorrow at the death of one of ours. Our thoughts are with the family, loved ones and comrades-in-arms of Master Corporal Greff, to whom we offer our deepest condolences.

David Johnston

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