Master Corporal Christian Duchesne
MCpl Christian Duchesne was from Montreal, Québec and a 14-year veteran with the Canadian Forces. He first served in the infantry corps before becoming a medical specialist with the 5th Field Ambulance, 5 Area Support Group stationed out of Valcartier, Québec.
MCpl Christian Duchesne, was killed when a land mine ripped through his armoured vehicle about 50 kilometres west of Kandahar city, following a fierce battle with insurgents in the area.
He was described as a great leader, and completely devoted to his work. Five minutes with him, and it was like you had known him 10 years," said Master Seaman Yannick Fortier, who was Duchesne's supervisor. He leaves behind his wife, and three young daughters.