Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 28, 2011 00:00 ET

Statement by the Minister of National Defence on the death of Corporal Yannick Scherrer

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 27, 2011) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the death of Corporal Yannick Scherrer in Afghanistan.

"I would like to express my condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of Corporal Yannick Scherrer, who died as the result of an improvised explosive device strike while on patrol in Afghanistan.

Corporal Scherrer served valiantly alongside his comrades as part of the United Nations mandated, NATO-led mission that is working with Afghans for a better and brighter future for Afghanistan.

Corporal Scherrer was an extraordinary Canadian whose commitment and sacrifice for his country will always be remembered."

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