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Soldier to return to Canada July 7
remains of Corporal Brendan Anthony Downey is expected to arrive at
the Trenton Air Base at 2pm July 7, 2008.
The procession down the highway of Heroes will commence after a
short ceremony at the air base. The procession is expected to go
through the Durham area of Oshawa-Ajax between 3:30 and 4:30 pm.
Listen to KX96 (95.9 FM) for on air updates for the GTA area or
online at www.kx96.fm.
One Canadian Airman Dies
CEFCOM NR-08.025 - July 5, 2008
- At approximately 4:15 a.m. (EST) July 4, a Canadian Forces member
was found dead in an accommodation room in the Theatre Support
Element compound in the Gulf region.
Deceased is Corporal Brendan Anthony Downey, a Military Policeman
from the Military Police Detachment in Dundurn, Saskatchewan.
An investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of
this incident. No further details are available at this time,
although enemy action has been ruled out.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Corporal Downey
during this difficult time. Our focus over the next number of days
will be to provide the best possible support to the family of our
airman and to his colleagues.
Cpl Downey’s immediate family has no comment at this time. They
are asking that the media please respect their privacy and they will
provide a statement in due course.