Master Corporal Francis Roy
Hometown: Rimouski, Québec
Unit: Canadian Special Operations Regiment
Killed in Action: June 25, 2011
The flagged draped coffin of Master Corporal Byron Greff made its way back home yesterday and made it’s trip down the Highway of Heroes as Canada welcomed home its latest soldier home from Afghanistan.
The 158th Canadian soldier to return from Afghanistan, Greff was travelling between bases aboard an armoured NATO bus when a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with 700 kilograms of explosives.
Master Corporal Greff is survived by his wife and two young children, all of whom were on hand for the repatriation at CFB Trenton Tuesday afternoon.
Canadian Heroes would like to send their deepest sympathies and condolences to Master Corporal Greff family and comrades. A true hero is back home and we thank him for his sacrifice.
“Repatriation Has Been Delayed Till 5pm Today”
Just to confirm the repatriation has been delayed by 3 hours, arrival time in Trenton is now roughly 5pm, our schedule with the Canadian Heroes Vehicles is now leaving Hamilton at 4pm, with Memorial Vehicles # 1,2,4 and 5, repatriation will be completed by approx. 8pm which at that time #2, will leave for Alberta for the anticipated service and funeral, once arrangements have been confirmed out west we will let you know. If anyone has any information on the service and funeral please let us know so we can contact our family that is driving west and inform them, many thanks…
I bought some extra Canadian Flags for todays repatriation.