Media Advisory

Repatriation Flight Delayed

MA 07-018 - September 27, 2007

OTTAWA, Ont. — Due to mechanical difficulties with the CC-150 Polaris, the repatriation ceremony of Corporal Nathan Hornburg, a Reserve soldier from the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, based out of Calgary, Alberta, is delayed until tomorrow.

Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.

When: Friday, September 28, at 3:00 p.m.

What: Media are invited to view the arrival; however no interviews will be given.

Present to pay their respects will be Her Excellency, the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, The Right Honourable MichaŽlle Jean, the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and other dignitaries.

Corporal Hornburg was killed during Operation SADIQ SARBAAZ on September 24 at about 4:30 p.m. Kandahar time. The incident occurred approximately 47 km west of Kandahar City in the Panjwayi District.

Media Advisory

Fallen Soldier Returning Home

MA 07-017 - September 26, 2007

OTTAWA, Ont. — Our fallen soldier, Corporal Nathan Hornburg, a Reserve soldier from the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, based out of Calgary, Alberta, is scheduled to return home to Canada this Thursday.

Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.

When: Thursday, September 27, at 5:00 p.m.

What: Media are invited to view the arrival; however no interviews will be given.

Present to pay their respects will be The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and other dignitaries.

Corporal Hornburg was killed during Operation SADIQ SARBAAZ on September 24 at about 4:30 p.m. Kandahar time. The incident occurred approximately 47 km west of Kandahar City in the Panjwayi District.

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Note to the Editor/News Director:

Interested media must contact Major Isabelle Robitaille, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811 ext. 4565, mobile (613) 242-3156 or at: robitaille.mji@forces.gc.ca.

On Saturday or Sunday, please contact Capt. Nicole Meszaros, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811 ext. 2041, mobile (613) 391-5233 or at: meszaros.nl@forces.gc.ca.

For flight information, contact the Air Passenger Terminal at 1-800-487-1186.

News Release

Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan

CEFCOM / COMFEC NR–07.039 - September 25, 2007

OTTAWA - One Canadian soldier was killed and four others were wounded during Operation SADIQ SARBAAZ on September 24 at about 4:30 p.m. Kandahar time.  The incident occurred approximately 47 km west of Kandahar City in the Panjwayi District.

The identity of the Canadian soldier killed is Corporal Nathan Hornburg, a Reserve soldier from the King's Own Calgary Regiment, based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Both helicopters and road ambulances were used to evacuate the casualties to the Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield.  The wounded soldiers are in stable condition and have contacted their families.

Operation SADIQ SARBAAZ (Honest Soldier) is a joint Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and ISAF operation that will set the conditions for a continuous security presence and the establishment of a new police sub-station in the northern part of Panjwayi.

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