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Canadian Forces CF (Canadian Forces)


The Canadian Forces have derived many of their traditions and symbols from the military, navy and air force of the United Kingdom, including those with royal elements. Contemporary icons and rituals, however, have evolved to include elements reflective of Canada and the Canadian monarchy.
United Nations Command (UNC) United Nations Command (UNC)


Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development. Accordingly, UN peacekeepers (often referred to as Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets) can include soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel.
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry


Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) is one of the three Regular Force infantry regiments of the Canadian Army of the Canadian Armed Forces. It is named for Princess Patricia of Connaught, then daughter of the Governor General of Canada. The regiment is composed of four battalions including a Primary Reserve battalion, for a total of 2,000 soldiers. The PPCLI is the main lodger unit of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Edmonton in Alberta and CFB Shilo in Manitoba, and attached to 3rd Canadian Division; as such it serves as the "local" regular infantry regiment for much of Western Canada. The Loyal Edmonton Regiment (LER), a Reserve Force battalion, is affiliated with the PPCLI but is not formally part of it. As part of this affiliation, the LER carries the designation '4th Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry'. The regiment is a ceremonial structure, and the four battalions are independent operational entities, under the 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) for the Regular Force and the 41 Canadian Brigade Group (41 CBG) for the Primary Reserve. Although the regiment carries the designation of 'light infantry', two of its battalions are mechanized infantry, and the unit has never been organized as a traditional light infantry regiment.

Battle Honours
Afghanistan
Maj Hess-Von Kruedener MSC CD Paeta Derek
Rank: Major
Maj
Service Number: R38 868 507
Born: Jun 25, 1962 London, Ontario
Region: London and Area
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Peacekeeping
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: United Nations Command (UNC)
Regiment: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Dag Hammarskjöld Dag Hammarskjöld
The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is a posthumous award given by the United Nations (UN) to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping operation. The medal is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, who died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia in September 1961.
Service Details :
Major Hess von Kreudener served in Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire, and twice in Bosnia before joining the United Nations Truce and Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in October, 2005. Major Hess-von Kruedener had been an infantry officer with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry for 20 years, taking part in United Nations peacekeeping missions in Cyprus and in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Meritorious Service Cross (M.S.C.)
This Honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall. The nomination process for the military division however, is administered by the Department of National Defence.
The Meritorious Service Cross (military division) recognizes a military deed or activity that has been performed in an outstandingly professional manner, according to a rare high standard that brings considerable benefit or great honour to the Canadian Forces.
Sacrifice Medal (SM)
The Sacrifice Medal was created in the context of increased casualties in overseas operations to fulfill the desire of Canadians and the Government to provide formal recognition, through the award of an official medal emanating from the Crown, to those who die as a result of military service or are wounded by hostile action. This honour replaces the Wound Stripe
The Medal may be awarded to members of the Canadian Forces, members of an allied force working as an integral part of the Canadian Forces such as exchange personnel, civilian employees of the Government of Canada or Canadian citizens under contract with the Government of Canada, on the condition that they were deployed as part of a military mission under the authority of the Canadian Forces, that have, on or after October 7, 2001, died or been wounded under honourable circumstances as a direct result of hostile action on the condition that the wounds that were sustained required treatment by a physician and the treatment has been documented.
The Medal may also be awarded posthumously to any member of the Canadian Forces who served on or after 7 October 2001 in the Regular Force, Primary Reserve, Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service or Canadian Rangers, or any member of the Supplementary Reserve who served in or with one of the components aforementioned on or after 7 October 2001, and dies under honourable circumstances as a result of an injury or disease related to military service.
When a death is obviously related to service, the SM will be issued immediately. When the cause of death is not clear, the SM will only be issued once Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has officially determined that the death was related to military service, in such a case, delays are to be expected before the SM can be awarded.
Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to all United Nations Peacekeepers in 1988 in recognition of their collective efforts in the cause of peace. This inspired the creation of the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM) to acknowledge the unique contribution to peace that Canadian peacekeepers have made since 1947.
UN Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine (UNTSO)
A force to observe and maintain the cease-fire and general armistice agreements between Israel, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria, following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Awarded for 6 months consecutive service between 23 June 1948 to the present time.
UN Forces in Cyprus (UNIFICYP)
In the interest of international peace and security, the Mission was established in March 1964 to use its best efforts to prevent the recurrence of fighting between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and, as necessary, to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order and a return to normal conditions. Since the hostilities of 1974, the mandate has included supervising the cease-fire and maintaining a buffer zone between the lines of the Cyprus National Guard and of the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot forces.
Awarded for 30 days service between 27 March 1964 and 27 March 1965, but 90 days consecutive service is required after 27 March 1965 to the present.
UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC)
The main goals of the Mission are to monitor the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement and to investigate violations of the ceasefire, to work with the parties to obtain the release of all prisoners of war and to supervise and verify the disengagement and redeployment of the parties' forces.
Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 24 February 2000 to the present.
NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia (NATO-FY)
After the peaceful conduct of the September 1996 elections, IFOR successfully completed its mission of implementing the military annexes of the General Framework Agreement for Peace. However, it was clear that much remained to be accomplished on the civil side and that the political environment would continue to be potentially unstable and insecure. On 25-26 September, one week after the Bosnian elections NATO Defence Ministers concluded that the Alliance needed to re-assess how it might continue to provide support for the establishment of a secure environment after the end of IFOR's mandate in December. The role of IFOR (Operation Joint Endeavour) was to implement the peace. The role of SFOR (Operation Joint Guard / Operation Joint Forge) is to stabilise the peace. The difference between the tasks of IFOR and SFOR is reflected in their names.

Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)
The Canadian Forces' Decoration is awarded to officers and Non-Commissioned Members of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of service. The decoration is awarded to all ranks, who have a good record of conduct.

The decoration is awarded to the regular forces, reserve forces, officers of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC), Canadian Rangers and holders of honorary appointments in the CF. Service in the regular and reserve or auxiliary forces of the British Commonwealth of Nations will be counted towards the medal if the final five years have been served with the Canadian Forces and no other long service, good conduct or efficiency medal has been awarded for the same service. The medal may be awarded to persons in possession of any long service, good conduct or efficiency decoration or medal clasps, provided that the individual has completed the full qualifying periods of service for each award and that no service qualifying towards one award is permitted to count towards any other. The service need not be continuous.

Service Notes: On 25 July 2006, four unarmed United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Peacekeepers were killed during an Israeli air strike on a UN observation post in southern Lebanon. Israel motivated the attack as wrong identification of target as a militant enemy post
Enlisted: December 10, 1986 Chilliwack, British Columbia
Pre/Post War: Maj. Hess-von Kruedener previously served as a UN observer in Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo and Bosnia, and as an instructor at the Peace Support Training Centre at CFB Kingston, ON.

Deceased: July 25, 2006 at Patrol Base Khiam, Lebanon
Cemetery BURLINGTON (WOODLAND) Cemetery Ontario, Canada
Marker: Section 14 Row 12 Lot 10
Obituary: Son of Gerry Hess of Kitchener, Ontario. Husband of Cynthia Hess-Von Kruedener and father of Jonah and Kirsten of Kingston, Ontario.
 
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Medals and Commendations
(In Order):

Meritorious Service Cross (M.S.C.)
Sacrifice Medal (SM)
Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
UN Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine (UNTSO)
UN Forces in Cyprus (UNIFICYP)
UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC)
NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia (NATO-FY)
Canadian Forces' Decoration (C.D.)

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