Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 05, 2009 13:54 ET

Statement by the Minister of National Defence on the Death of Master-Corporal Charles-Philippe Michaud

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 5, 2009) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, issued the following statement today on the death of a Canadian Soldier.

"I wish to express my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Master-Corporal Charles-Philippe Michaud.

Master-Corporal Charles-Philippe Michaud was a valiant and courageous Canadian soldier who died in service to his country and the world community after being wounded in Afghanistan during a patrol June 23.

His sacrifice will never be forgotten and increases Canada's resolve to help the Afghan people in a UN-sanctioned, NATO-led mission.

Thanks to Master-Corporal Charles-Philippe Michaud, progress and change is taking place in Afghanistan."

Master-Corporal Charles-Philippe Michaud is from the 2e Batallion, Royal 22e Regiment based at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, near Quebec City.

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