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    Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presented 41 Decorations for Bravery on Nov. 23 at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Among the 39 recipients of the Medal of Bravery was Canadian Armed Forces member based at Garrison Petawawa - Master Corporal (MCpl) Alexander Keightley. On July 20, 2015, Warrant Officer John Dunbar, MCpl Keightley, MCpl Dale Kurdziel and MCpl Shawn Thorn rescued a family from their burning home in Lancaster Park, Alberta. While WO Dunbar used a ladder to retrieve one of the children from the roof, MCpl Kurdziel rushed into the smoke-filled residence to locate a second child. Accompanied by MCpl Keightley and MCpl Thorn, he entered the house again to locate the mother and moved her to safety. (Photo by Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG)

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    Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presented 41 Decorations for Bravery on Nov. 23 at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Among the 39 recipients of the Medal of Bravery was Canadian Armed Forces member based at Garrison Petawawa - MCpl Ryan Folkes.On July 14, 2014, MCpl Folkes and Cpl Michel Westelaken rescued a woman from her burning truck near Badger, Newfoundland and Labrador. The rescuers came across the victim’s truck on its side in the ditch, with the woman trapped inside. Despite the fire, they reached into the truck to free the victim and, with the help of bystanders, lifted her out onto a makeshift stretcher and brought her to safety. (Photo by Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG)


 

 


Petawawa soldiers receive Medal of Bravery from Governor General

By Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017



Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presented 41 Decorations for Bravery on Nov. 23 at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Among the 39 recipients of the Medal of Bravery were two Canadian Armed Forces members based at Garrison Petawawa - Master Corporal (MCpl) Alexander Keightley (left photo) and MCpl Ryan Folkes (right photo). On July 20, 2015, Warrant Officer John Dunbar, MCpl Keightley, MCpl Dale Kurdziel and MCpl Shawn Thorn rescued a family from their burning home in Lancaster Park, Alberta. While WO Dunbar used a ladder to retrieve one of the children from the roof, MCpl Kurdziel rushed into the smoke-filled residence to locate a second child. Accompanied by MCpl Keightley and MCpl Thorn, he entered the house again to locate the mother and moved her to safety. On July 14, 2014, MCpl Folkes and Cpl Michel Westelaken rescued a woman from her burning truck near Badger, Newfoundland and Labrador. The rescuers came across the victim’s truck on its side in the ditch, with the woman trapped inside. Despite the fire, they reached into the truck to free the victim and, with the help of bystanders, lifted her out onto a makeshift stretcher and brought her to safety. Created in 1972, the Decorations for Bravery recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect the lives of others. The Cross of Valour (C.V.) recognizes acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril; the Star of Courage (S.C.) recognizes acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril; and the Medal of Bravery (M.B.) recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances. (Photos by Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG)

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