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Charles-Philippe Michaud

In memory of:

Master Corporal Charles-Philippe Michaud

July 4, 2009
Panjwayi District, Afghanistan

Military Service






Royal 22e Régiment


North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal for Kosovo, General Campaign Star-International Security Assistance Force, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous).

Additional Information


March 29, 1981
Bathurst, New Brunswick


September 12, 2000
Quebec City, Quebec

Son of Conrad Michaud and Gisèle Michaud (2014 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother) of Edmundston, New Brunswick. Brother of Denis Michaud. Common-law spouse of Alexandra Gagné-Couture, of L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec.

Information courtesy of the Royal Canadian Legion:
Master Corporal Michaud was mortally wounded after stepping on an improvised explosive device while on patrol in the Panjwayi District, southwest of Kandahar City, Afghanistan on June 23, 2009. He was transported to a Québec City hospital on June 28, 2009 and passed away on July 4 of that same year.

He was a member of the 2nd Battalion Royal 22e Régiment based out of Valcartier, Quebec. Born in 1981, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2000. He served in Bosnia in 2002, receiving the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal for Kosovo, and in Lithuania in 2003, receiving the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal.

Master Corporal Michaud served two tours in Afghanistan. He first served in Kabul in 2004, receiving the General Campaign Star-International Security Assistance Force. Master Corporal Michaud arrived in Kandahar for his second tour of duty in April 2009. He was 28 years old and the 122nd fallen soldier from Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.

Called Chuck by his friends, Master Corporal Michaud dreamed of being a soldier throughout his youth. He is remembered as a mentor to his fellow troops and a model soldier. He was an avid hockey player and loved playing guitar and the saxophone.

Commemorated on Page 234 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


New Brunswick, Canada

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  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of MCpl Michaud.  

It was originally displayed at the Kandahar Cenotaph from the date of his passing - and was repatriated to Canada in 2014.  

Today, it can be seen at the Afghanistan War Memorial located at National Defence Headquarters in Kanata, On.  

Rod A. McLeod, Designer
  • Grave marker– Grave marker of MCpl Charles-Philippe MICHAUD at Edmunston (Notre-Dame-Des-Septs-Douleurs) Cemetery, Edmunston, NB Canada. (Photo credit: Captain (Ret'd) E.L.L. Gaudet, CD)
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Charles-Philippe Michaud– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Charles Philippe Michaud

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