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Canadian Forces CF (Canadian Forces)


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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 Forces Medical Service Canadian Forces Medical Service


The Royal Canadian Medical Service (RCMS, French: Service de santé royal canadien) is a personnel branch of the Canadian Armed Forces, consisting of all members of medical trades except dental. Nearly all members of the RCMS, along with the members of the Royal Canadian Dental Corps (RCDC), are employed in the Canadian Forces Health Services Group (CF H Svcs Gp). The RCMS was formerly named the Canadian Forces Medical Service until it was renamed on October 9, 2013.

Battle Honours
MCpl Giesebrecht Kristal Lee-Anne
Rank: Master Corporal MCpl
Service Number: C45 371 127
Born: Oct 02, 1975 Wallaceburg, Ontario
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: Canadian Forces Medical Service
Service Details :
1 Canadian Field Hospital, Task Force Kandahar Health Services Unit.


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.

Service Notes: She had eight years service in the military and was on her second tour in Afghanistan. Her commanding officer said she was a fit, dedicated and fun-loving mentor and an inspiration for her fellow medical technicians. "Kristal loved life to the fullest." She had been responding to a report of a mine found in the doorway of a home when their vehicle detonated the IED.
Enlisted: January 10, 2002 CFB Petawawa
Pre/Post War: Aged 34, MCpl Giesebrecht was born in Wallaceburg and raised in Chatham, Ontario. She graduated from St. Lawrence College receiving her diploma as a medical technician. She was a wonderful friend, always opening her heart to everyone in need. Kristal prided herself on her health and fitness, although she always felt the solution to any problem could be found in a box of chocolates."

Deceased: June 26, 2010 at Southern Kandahar, Afghanistan
Cemetery CALVIN United Church Cemetery Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Obituary: GIESEBRECHT (Brant), Kristal - It is with profound sadness that Kristal's family announces her sudden passing June 26, 2010 at the age of 34, while serving her second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Kristal leaves behind her husband and best friend of 9 years Matt Giesebrecht and son Jonathan Conway of Petawawa, Ont. Kristal loved life and everyone in it and could always be seen with a smile. She leaves to mourn her mother and husband Angie & Bill Mercer of Chatham, father Dan Brant of Wallaceburg and Linda Moore. Sister Shannon Shepley, nieces Katelyn, Sara and Melissa Shepley of Chatham. Brother Danny Brant Jr. of Wallaceburg and two step-brothers Jeff & Jamie Mercer of London. Mother and father in law Sandy and Donny Giesebrecht and sister in law Sarah & family of Petawawa. Sadly missed by many grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
 
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MCpl Kristal Lee-Anne Giesebrecht
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
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