Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 13, 2007 19:15 ET

Statement Released at the Request and on Behalf of the Graham Family

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 13, 2007) - It is with relief that we have finally learned the circumstances that lead to Mark's death and the wounding of many other Canadian soldiers.

At this time however we are unable to make a comment or pass an opinion on the report. We wish to examine the information we received and review it with family and friends.

This report stirs up many painful memories and we continue to grieve our loss. We are hopeful that the information we received will allow those who knew Mark to move to a different level of healing.

In commemoration of the anniversary of Mark's death the family will meet with the media in August to discuss the events of the past year and to make an announcement.

We continue to have the wounded and each new fallen soldier in our thoughts and prayers.

We thank the Canadian Armed Forces and their representatives for their support throughout this time.

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