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Post by Maxstar on Tue 26 Feb 2019, 11:16 am

Warrant Officer Mark Boychuck died Monday at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown

CBC News · Posted: Feb 26, 2019

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A 20-year member of the Armed Forces was identified as the man who died Monday at the base in New Brunswick.



The Canadian Armed Forces have identified a man who died at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown on Monday morning.

Warrant Officer Mark Boychuck, 41, was a 20-year military veteran who was deployed to Afghanistan three times and Bosnia once.


"Mark's family, loved ones and colleagues have been notified and will be provided any support and resources they need to get through this difficult time," Col. Keith Osmond, commander of the 5th Canadian Division Support Group, wrote in an emailed statement.

"Let's take this time to remember Mark's contributions to Canada, the international community, and the Canadian Armed Forces, and for those that knew him personally, how our relationships with him enriched our own lives."

The military hasn't said how Boychuck died or where he died on the base, which is located about 25 kilometres from Fredericton. Military police are investigating.

"Out of respect for Mark, his family and friends, let us refrain from speculation and allow the relevant authorities the time they need to investigate what happened," Osmond wrote in the statement.

On Monday, a public affairs officer said there was no risk to the public and the military base had been operating normally all day.







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Post by Maxstar on Tue 26 Feb 2019, 11:34 am

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

THE CANADIAN PRESS February 26, 2019

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.






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5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown is pictured in New Brunswick Wednesday April 4, 2012. (The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon)



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Published Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:19AM AST
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.







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Post by Newf on Tue 26 Feb 2019, 3:59 pm

Very sad news! The RCMP lost one of our own yesterday as well. I always dread this time of the year as it can be difficult for so many people. Condolences to those families who are suffering.


https://www.albernivalleynews.com/news/port-alberni-rcmp-mourn-loss-of-off-duty-officer/
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Post by Mojave on Fri 01 Mar 2019, 7:24 pm

Soldier found dead on N.B. base remembered as 'a good dad'


CTVNews.ca Staff with a report from CTV Atlantic's Laura Brown
Published Friday, March 1, 2019 5:46PM EST
A Canadian soldier found dead on a base in New Brunswick earlier this week is being remembered as a loving father who served overseas four times.

Warrant Officer Mark Boychuck, 41, died Monday at New Brunswick’s Gagetown base. Officials have not released his cause of death but say it was not the result of a training accident.

Over a 20-year career in the military as a combat engineer, Boychuck served three times in Afghanistan and once in Bosnia. He was born in Montreal.


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Mark Boychuck was found dead at a military base in New Brunswick on Monday. He was 41.


Friend Fabian Henry described Boychuck as “a good friend, a good soldier, a good dad.”

“So when something like this happens to a young man like that, that shocked the hell out of me,” Henry told CTV Atlantic.

He added that leaders within the military and government should be paying attention to Boychuck’s death.

“There should be some alarm bells going off. Not pointing fingers, but just shining light on (the fact that) we need to come to the table as a group, everybody, have a voice and come up with solutions to reduce the suffering.”

The flag at the CFB Gagetown, about 91 kilometres north of Saint John, is flying at half-mast to honour the fallen soldier.

Col. Keith Osmond, Commander 5th Canadian Division Support Group, has asked people should “refrain from speculation” regarding Boychuck’s cause of death.

Since leaving the military, Henry has advocated for supports for members. He says that serving overseas can be dangerous, but that coming back home presents its own host of issues.

“What happens when you do get injured and do need to take a knee is the resources in place don’t seem to be effective,” he said.

The investigation into Boychuck’s death has been handed over to the Canadian Forces national investigation services. New Brunswick's medical examiner is also investigating.





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