NR–08.011 - March 2, 2008

OTTAWA – Trooper Michael Yuki Hayakaze, age 25, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), based out of Edmonton, Alberta.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. Kandahar time on March 2, Trooper Hayakaze was killed when his armoured vehicle hit a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Mushan region, located in the District of Panjawayi, 45 km West of Kandahar City.