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Soldier found dead on New Brunswick base was veteran of Afghanistan, Bosnia

February 26, 2019
By The Canadian Press
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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.

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