Master Cpl. Francis Roy
CEFCOM NR – 11.005 - June 26, 2011
OTTAWA – Earlier today, Brigadier General Dean Milner, Commander, Joint Task Force Afghanistan announced the name of the Canadian Forces member who was found dead from non-combat related wounds on 25 June 2011.
Master Corporal Francis Roy from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment based at CFB Petawawa, Ontario, was serving in Afghanistan as a member of the Special Operations Task Force.
As the incident is presently under investigation by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, no further details are available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of our lost comrade. Our primary focus at this time is to provide the best possible support to the family of our soldier and to his colleagues.
From the CBC:
[...] Roy, originally from Rimouski, Que., was a logistician responsible for transport of troops and equipment on his second deployment to Afghanistan, said Brig.-Gen. Dean Milner, the commander of the Canadian task force. His age was not released.
In his spare time, Roy liked to fish, run and had a passion for old cars, Milner said.
"Our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of Master Cpl. Roy," he said. ..
Always remembered and honoured. My heart goes out to all who love this fallen HERO.
Rest in Peace, Sir...
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