Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

May 28, 2011 09:12 ET

Statement by the Minister of National Defence on the Death of Bombardier Karl Manning

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 28, 2011) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the death of a Canadian soldier in Afghanistan:

"It is with the utmost sorrow that I offer my sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Bombardier Karl Manning, who died yesterday in Afghanistan. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
The Canadian Forces continue to make a positive difference in Afghanistan while protecting and promoting both Canadian and international security. Canadians are grateful for Bdr Manning's service and are proud of the contributions of all the men and women in uniform.

This is a tragic loss for the Canadian Forces and all of Canada. Bdr Manning's hard work and dedication will not be forgotten."

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