OTTAWA – Our fallen soldier, Private Sébastien Courcy from 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment based in Quebec City, Quebec, returns home to Canada Sunday.
Where: 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
When: Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
What: At the request of the family, media will be permitted on the tarmac.
Present to pay their respects will be the Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Chief of Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and other dignitaries.
Pte Courcy died while conducting operations in the Panjwayi District. The incident occurred approximately 17 kilometres south-west from Kandahar City at around 6:00 a.m., Kandahar time, on July 16, 2009.
Pte Courcy was serving as a member of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment Battle Group.