Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 17, 2008 13:40 ET

Name of Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Released

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - The identity of the Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan is as follows:

- Sergeant Jason Boyes, age 32, 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI), based out of Shilo, Manitoba.

Sergeant Boyes was killed by an explosive device while participating in a joint Afghan-Canadian foot patrol in the Zangabad region, in the District of Panjwayi, approximately 35 km South-West of Kandahar City.

Note to Editors:

A photograph of Sergeant Boyes will be available on the Combat Camera Website (search under last name) at: www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca.

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