OROMOCTO, N.B. – The Canadian Armed Forces has released the name of a soldier and Afghanistan veteran found dead at New Brunswick’s Gagetown base on Monday.
He has been identified as 41 year-old Warrant Officer Mark Boychuck.
Boychuck was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for the last 20 years, deploying three times to Afghanistan and once to Bosnia.
Col. Keith Osmond, Commander 5th Canadian Division Support Group, issued a statement urging people to take time to remember Boychuck’s contributions to Canada, the international community, and the Canadian Armed Forces.
Base officials are not releasing a cause of death, but confirm it was not the result of a training accident.
Osmond is urging people to refrain from speculation and allow authorities the time they need to investigate what happened.