Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 08, 2006 09:18 ET

National Defence/Media Advisory: Remains of Fallen Soldier Returning Home

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 8, 2006) - The remains of Master Cpl. Raymond Arndt, a Loyal Edmonton Regiment soldier serving with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group, is scheduled to return home to Canada today.

Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Tuesday, August 8, 6 p.m.
What: As per the request of the families, media are invited to view
the arrival, though no interviews will be given.

Present to pay their respects will be The Minister of National Defence, Gordon O'Connor, and other dignitaries.

Master Cpl. Raymond Arndt was in a convoy delivering medical supplies to combat troops on the front lines when his vehicle hit head-on a civilian truck. Three other soldiers were injured in the accident, one very seriously.

For flight information, contact the Air Passenger Terminal at 1-800-487-1186

Contact Information

  • 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer
    Capt. Nicole Meszaros
    (613) 392-2811 ext. 2041
    (613) 391-5233 (mobile)