Corporal Bobbitt's military funeral

    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Aug. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - The military funeral for
Corporal Christian Bobbitt will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at 11:00
a.m., in Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc Chapel, located on the Valcartier Garrison, near
Quebec City. Corporal Bobbitt died in Afghanistan on August 1st.


    When:  August 10, 2009 - From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Open to public)
           August 11, 2009 (Family only)

    Where: Sylvio Marceau Funeral Home, located at 1460, Notre Dame Street,

    Born in La Romaine, Corporal Christian Bobbitt joined the Canadian Forces
on February 10, 2006. Twenty three years old, Christian served with the 5e
Régiment de génie de combat in Valcartier, since December 9, 2006. He left on
his first mission in April 2009, in Afghanistan.
    Citizens who wish to honour Corporal Bobbitt's memory are welcome to join
the funeral procession which will travel successively on Notre-Dame street,
Chauveau Blvd, and Henri IV highway to the Garrison chapel. The procession
should leave the funeral home around 10:15 a.m


    Members of Corporal Bobbitt's family wish to mourn in privacy. They wish
that media representatives respect their choice of not according interviews.
Media will therefore not be granted access to the chapel or funeral home.

For further information:

For further information: 5 CMBG Public Affairs Office, (418) 844-5000
extension 4688, Pager: (418) 260-3082

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