Eric Cheung, Canadian Armed Forces member died at the age of 38. Here, in this article, let’s see about the cause of death of Eric.
How Did Eric Cheung Die?
According to the Department of National Defence, Canadian Armed Forces member Capt. Eric Cheung passed away on Saturday in Baghdad, Iraq.
Eric Cheung Cause of Death
The press release went on to say that he passed away due to “non-operational related circumstances,” i.e., circumstances unrelated to the operation he was conducting in the area.
No other information will be provided until the inquiry was finished, according to the announcement, which stated that “an investigation into the circumstances of this occurrence is presently underway.”
Who Was Eric?
Cheung worked as an operations officer with the Winnipeg-based 38 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters.
As an executive officer for the directorate of strategic communications for the combined joint task force, Operation Inherent Resolve, he was stationed in Baghdad.
According to a press statement, Captain Cheung was assisting the Canadian Armed Forces in supporting the Global Coalition as part of Operation IMPACT.
Operation IMPACT, which started as a worldwide coalition to combat Daesh in Syria and Iraq, has since expanded to include a mission to create the circumstances for security and stability in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon.
Prior to Remembrance Day on November 11 and in the midst of mounting concerns about the sufficiency of the support systems intended for soldiers and veterans, Cheung passed away.
“Our hearts go out to Captain Cheung’s loved ones. The Canadian Armed Forces are providing help to Captain Cheung’s family during these trying times. In order to protect their privacy, the family has asked.
Catherine Wry tweeted,
Very sad story so close to #RemembranceDay I will be thinking of him also this week & during “The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”. Thank you for your service, Capt. Eric Cheung. 😭🙏💔🇨🇦
Qudach Canada tweeted,
According to the Armed Forces, Eric Cheung worked as an operations officer with the 38 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters in Winnipeg before he was deployed to Iraq and died.
CBC News tweeted,
The Canadian Armed Forces is investigating the death of Capt. Eric Cheung, a Winnipeg-based soldier who was stationed in Iraq.
Canadian Armed Forces tweeted,
A CAF member, Captain Eric Cheung, died Saturday under non-operational related circumstances in Baghdad, Iraq. An investigation into the circumstances of this incident is currently underway. Our thoughts are with Captain Cheung’s family and friends: https://canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2022/11/non-operational-death-of-canadian-military-member-deployed-in-the-middle-east.html
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