Bodies of two Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan return home

CFB TRENTON - A piper played Amazing Grace as the flag-draped coffins of two Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan last week arrived at CFB Trenton, in eastern Ontario.

CFB TRENTON - A piper played Amazing Grace as the flag-draped coffins of two Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan last week arrived at CFB Trenton, in eastern Ontario.

Cpl. Jean-Francois Drouin and Maj. Yannick Pepin died Sunday when a roadside bomb detonated near their armoured vehicle.

Dignitaries included Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Vice-Admiral Denis Rouleau.

Family members hugged and placed flowers on the coffins.

Soldiers saluted as the bodies were placed in hearses for the journey along a stretch of Highway 401 that has come to be called the Highway of Heroes to the coroner's office in Toronto.

Both men were members of the 5 Combat Engineer Regiment based at CFB Valcartier, Que.

Five other Canadian soldiers were injured in the blast, but are in good condition.

 
 
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