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Canadian Forces CF (Canadian Forces)


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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.
12e Régiment Blindé du Canada 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada


The 12e Régiment blindé du Canada (a translation of its former name, the "12th Canadian Armoured Regiment") is a Canadian Army armoured regiment based in CFB Valcartier, on the outskirts of Quebec City. The regiment has both a Regular Force and a Primary Reserve unit. The 12e Régiment blindé du Canada's abbreviation is 12e RBC. In the Regular Force regiment, A, B and D Squadron operate the Coyote armoured car in the light cavalry (scout) role. Each squadron is currently organized into three troops. C Squadron, 12e RBC is equipped with the Leopard 2 tank. The Squadron has since moved to CFB Gagetown to form part of C Squadron, Royal Canadian Dragoons.

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Afghanistan
Capt Laviolette CD Charles Eugene
Rank: Captain
Capt
Service Number:
Born: Oct 28, 1930 St. Omer, Québec
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Peacekeeping
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: United Nations Command (UNC)
Regiment: 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada
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 :
Captain Charles E. Laviolette and eight other soldiers were killed when their helicopter was shot down over Viet Cong territory near Lao Bao, Vietnam. The were part of the troops assigned to a peacekeeping mission, associated with the International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICCS), tasked with monitoring the ceasefire in South Vietnam under the Paris Peace Accords.


Special Service Medal - Nato Bar (SSM)
An aggregate of 180 days of honourable service within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) area of responsibility between 1 January 1951 and 19 October 2004. Qualifying service is service while posted to a NATO unit, or to a Canadian Forces or allied formation or unit outside territorial limits of Canada under the operational control of a NATO headquarters, or in Canada on an operational staff directly participating in the operational control of such formations and units. In the latter case, only those staff personnel serving in an operations room directly participating in the control of ships and aircraft in NATO operations and exercises qualify for this service. Persons in eligible positions or operations on 19 October 04 can continue to count their time until the end of that posting or deployment only. NOT ALL time served in Europe nor at sea can be counted towards this bar.

NATO service since 2004: An aggregate of 180 days of honourable service performed in approved locations or tasks outside Canada from 20 October 2004 as part, or in direct support, of NATO operations or mission provided the service in question is not recognized by another medal.
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.
International Commission of Control and Supervision Vietnam (ICCS)
The 1,160 personnel of the commission were from Canada, Hungary, Indonesia and Poland and their role was to monitor the cease-fire in South Vietnam as per the Paris Peace Conference. The Commission arranged the release and exchange of more than 32,000 prisoners of war.
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:
Enlisted: January 20, 1966 Toronto, Ontario
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Deceased: April 07, 1973 at Lao Bao, Vietnam
Cemetery QUEBEC CITY (ST. CHARLES) Cemetery Quebec, Canada
Marker: Section 9, Plot 97
Obituary: Son of Alphonse and Eméline Laviolette. Husband of Edith (nee Verge) Laviolette and father of Sandra Laviolette.
 
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Medals and Commendations
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Special Service Medal - Nato Bar (SSM)
Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
International Commission of Control and Supervision Vietnam (ICCS) Canadian Forces' Decoration (C.D.)

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