News Release

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.

-RFFC

News Release

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.

Name 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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