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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.
ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Motto: Assistance and Cooperation

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, established by the United Nations Security Council in December 2001 by Resolution 1386, as envisaged by the Bonn Agreement. Its main purpose was to train the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and assist Afghanistan in rebuilding key government institutions, but was also engaged in the 2001–present war with the Taliban insurgency.
Canadian Military Engineers Canadian Military Engineers
Motto: Everywhere

The mission of the Royal Canadian Engineers is to contribute to the survival, mobility, and combat effectiveness of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their roles are to conduct combat operations, support the Canadian Forces in war and peace, support national development, provide assistance to civil authorities, and support international aid programs. Military engineers’ responsibilities encompass the use of demolitions and land mines, the design, construction and maintenance of defensive works and fortifications, urban operations (hostile room entry), breaching obstacles, establishing/maintaining lines of communication, and bridging. They also provide water, power and other utilities, provide fire, aircraft crash and rescue services, hazardous material operations, and develop maps and other engineering intelligence. In addition, military engineers are experts in deception and concealment, as well as in the design and development of equipment necessary to carry out these operations. The official role of the combat engineer is to allow friendly troops to live, move and fight on the battlefield and deny that to the enemy.

Battle Honours
Spr Stock Stephan John
Rank: Sapper Spr
Service Number: T76 143 693
Born: Jun 03, 1983 Campbell River, British Columbia
Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: Canadian Military Engineers
Service Details :
12th Field Squadron, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, 2nd Batallion, PPCLI Battle group

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.
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)
This general service award has been created as a means to recognize - in a timelier manner - those who serve in operations in the presence of an armed enemy. Rather than creating a new honour for each new Canadian Forces operation as it arises, the General Campaign Star and General Service Medal - with their theatre or service specific ribbons - can be awarded in future to honour participation in any operation that meets the criteria. The General Campaign Star (GCS) is awarded to members of the Canadian Forces and members of allied forces working with the Canadian Forces who deploy into a defined theatre of operations to take part in operations in the presence of an armed enemy.
The GCS is always issued with a ribbon specific to the theatre or type of service being recognized, and each ribbon has its own criteria.
The GCS with South-West Asia ribbon is awarded to Canadian Forces members and members of allied forces working with the Canadian Forces who served either:
with the Canadian contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan for at least 30 days cumulative between 24 April 2003 and 31 July 2009, in the theatre of operations which consisted of the political boundaries and airspace of Afghanistan; and/or in the theatre of operations consisting of the political boundaries of Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, the Suez Canal and those parts of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea that are west of sixty-eight degrees East longitude and north of five degrees South latitude, as well as the airspace above those areas for at least 30 cumulative days commencing on August 1, 2009, provided that the service has not been recognized by another service medal.
NATO for Former Republic of Macedonia (NATO-FYROM)
Insurgents agreed to the weapons collection plan and to voluntarily hand-in their weapons. Part of this plan was a list of weapons and ammunition which the insurgents committed to provide as one of their obligations as a confidence-building measure and one element of a broader peace plan proposed by President Trajkovski. TFH accepted what was passed in within the established timeframe. In accordance with the agreement between the ethnic Albanian insurgents and the government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, it was the responsibility of the insurgents to de-mine weapons caches and bring any hidden weapons to the collection sites. TFH’s only mandate was to collect weapons that were voluntarily turned in by the armed extremists; the responsibility to ensure a safe and secure environment remained with the government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Service Notes: He joined the reserves while in Tsawwassen as a member of the "Jericho Beach" Signal Corps. Upon arriving in Medicine Hat he joined the South Alberta Light Horse Reserves. Stephan was very athletic and enjoyed team challenges ranging from soccer to football, he also enjoyed boxing, working out with weights at the gym, running, hiking and snow boarding. Stephan Stock was "strong individual" who always led and "just wanted to do something good" in Afghanistan, said his friend and fellow soldier, Chris Moir. "He was a really good guy, a strong individual who never let anything bother him when the other guys were griping," said Moir, 25, a combat engineer based in Petawawa, Ont. Stock believed in Canada's mission, the family said. "He died proud and brave doing what he felt was right. He enjoyed the challenge and the personal endeavours that the military provided along with the camaraderie of his fellow engineers," said the family. Spr Stock was one of three Canadian soldiers killed and another injured after a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle while on patrol in Zhari district, Kandahar province.
Enlisted: November 1, 2005 Edmonton, Alberta
Pre/Post War: Stock grew up in Campbell River, B.C., until about 1999 when he moved with his family to Tsawwassen. There he attended South Delta Secondary School from grades 10 to 12 where he was a running back on the football team. When he wasn't on the gridiron, he was on the soccer field where he played forward for his father's team in the Tsawwassen Soccer Club. "Stocko" or "Stocker" - as friends called him "- and his brother, Bryan, 24, would spend their weekends playing soccer and basketball in the backyard with a large group "of the boys" from South Delta. After graduating from South Delta in 2001, Stock moved with his family to Medicine Hat. He graduated from Medicine Hat College in 2004 with a power engineering technology diploma. In November 2005 he joined the Canadian Forces as a sapper. He was deployed to Afghanistan in February 2008 and attached to 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Edmonton.

Deceased: August 20, 2008 at Afghanistan
Cemetery *Grave Location Unknown* ,
Obituary: STOCK, Stephan John Stephan - John Stock of Medicine Hat, passed away on August 20, 2008 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, at the age of 25 years, beloved son of Leona and David Stock of Medicine Hat and brother to Bryan Stock of Calgary. Also cherishing his memory is his grandmother, Kathleen Cromie of Ireland; five aunts, five uncles and 43 cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Jean and John Stock and Jack Cromie.
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)
NATO for Former Republic of Macedonia (NATO-FYROM)

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