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RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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.
Sgt Gallagher Mark Charles
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number:
Born:
Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Peacekeeping
Service: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Battle Group: United Nations Command (UNC)
Service Details :
On July 7, 2009, Mark deployed to Haiti on a nine-month United Nations Peacekeeping mission. His duties in Haiti included working on Project Coordination. This was his first United Nations mission and he was killed during the 2010 Earthquake.


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 Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
In February 2004 anti-Aristide forces began a march on Port-au-Prince, leading to the overthrow of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. At the new government's request, the UN sent in an interim force to re-establish peace. MINUSTAH followed, with a mandate to re-establish a secure environment, promote human rights and assist in the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 1 June 2004 to the present.
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal commemorates the 50th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second to the throne. This commemorative medal program is now closed. This medal is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall.

Canadian Forces members must be recommended by the Chief of Defence Staff to the Government of Canada.
Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal
This Honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall

Service Notes: A veteran police officer who also was an avid boating enthusiast, Mark garnered 25 years of professional experience in Canada. Before starting his nine-month peacekeeping mission in Haiti, he had most recently served as Media Relations Officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police where he had been working since 1998. Prior to that, he worked for the Moncton Police Service in New Brunswick for 14 years. He was promoted to Cpl. in 2004 and to Sgt. in 2007. Sgt. Gallagher was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal and earned the Police Exemplary Service Medal.
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Pre/Post War: He was a boating enthusiast and loved to be on the water with family and friends.

Deceased: January 12, 2010 at Haiti
Cemetery *Grave Location Unknown* ,
Obituary: Sgt. Gallagher was married to Lisa and they had 2 children: Heather and Shane. He is buried in Dieppe, New Brunswick.
 
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Medals and Commendations
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Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Long Service Medal
Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal

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