March 5, 2008
Due to poor weather conditions in Ontario, the flight returning
fallen soldier Trooper Michael Yuki Hayakaze has been delayed for 24
hours. The flight is scheduled to arrive in Trenton at 1:00 PM
Thursday, March 6, 2008. The procession down the highway of
Heroes will commence shortly after. The procession is expected to
pass through the Durham area between 3:30 and 4:30 PM. Overpass
patrons are encouraged to listen to local radio stations for more
information on the procession. KX96 from Oshawa regularly announces
the procession on the FM dial 95.5.
Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
NR–08.011 - March 2, 2008
OTTAWA– At approximately 3:45 p.m. Kandahar time
today, one Canadian soldier 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.
The next of kin have been advised but at the request of the
family, the name of the soldier is being withheld.
The soldier was immediately evacuated from the scene by
helicopter, but later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced
dead upon his arrival at the Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar
Airfield. His vehicle was part of a routine patrol during the time
of the incident.
We have lost a fine Canadian today, and our thoughts and prayers
go out to the family of this brave soldier.
of fallen Canadian soldier released
08.012 - March 2, 2008
OTTAWA – The identity of the Canadian soldier
killed in Afghanistan is as follows:
- 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.