Fallen Soldier, Capt. Richard Leary Returning Home

Our fallen soldier, Captain Richard (Steve) Leary, a member of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Shilo, Manitoba, is scheduled to return home to Canada tomorrow.

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

When: Friday, June 6, 2008, 2 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.

Captain Leary was killed June 3, 2008, in a fire fight after the foot patrol he was leading came under small arms fire from insurgents in the Panjwayi District in Afghanistan.

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