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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.
5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment

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Battle Honours
Bdr Mansell Myles Stanley John
Rank: Bombardier Bdr
Service Number: N10793415
Born: Aug 05, 1980 Victoria, British Columbia
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment
Service Details :

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.
South-West Asia Service Medal (SWASM)
The South-West Asia Service Medal recognizes the participation of CF members deployed or in direct support of the operations against terrorism in South-West Asia. The medal is awarded to those employed in direct support, and the AFGHANISTAN bar is added for those deployed into the theatre of operations.
The South-West Asia Service Medal is awarded for a minimum of 90 days cumulative service in direct support of operations against terrorism in South West Asia from 11 September 2001 to 31 July 2009. Direct support occurs when a member is deployed to a unit or organization outside Canada but not into a specific theatre of operations, and where his or her primary duty is to provide direct assistance on a full-time basis to the operations against terrorism in South-West Asia.
The medal with AFGHANISTAN bar is awarded for 30 days cumulative service between 11 September 2001 and 31 Jul 2009 in the theatre of operations, which is a subset of the United States Central Command Area of Operation Responsibility (USCENTCOM AOR). The theatre of operations is defined as the land, sea, or air spaces of Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Suez Canal and those parts of the Indian Ocean north of 5° South Latitude and west of 68° East Longitude.

Service Notes: Myles joined the reserves in May 1998 and completed training in Shilo, Manitoba and Gagetown, New Brunswick. Myles had a strong belief in the work of the Reserves and the Armed Forces and felt strongly about serving his Country. To obtain his rank of Bombardier (Corporal) he completed many courses and exercises in and around the Pacific Northwest plus he travelled to both Gagetown N.B., Shilo Man. and Wainright AB. In 2003, Myles participated with the Reserves in battling the Kelowna fires. This ties into Myles kind, caring and generous personality - he was always ready to lend a hand and help out in any way he could, no matter what the circumstances.
Enlisted: Victoria, British Columbia
Pre/Post War: Son of Alan and Nancy Mansell. brother of Michael and Matthew. Husband of Lindsay Sullivan. Bombardier Mansell attended Belmont Secondary School. He received his basic training at CFB Shilo in Manitoba and CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick. He was employed in several occupations from fighting forest fires and had a fond interest in carpentry after helping to complete his parents retirement home. Most recently, he worked helping construct high-end homes. At his wake, beside his casket, stood a lone wreath. The inscription read, 'Thank you from all British Columbians'. It was sent by Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo. Bombardier Mansell was known to many as 'Smiley Myley' which aptly described him. As a child, he came home from school one day crying because the teacher told the students 'miles' would be replaced by 'kilometres'. He thought he would have to change his name.

Deceased: April 22, 2006 at Gumbad, Afghanistan
Cemetery VETERANS' Cemetery (ESQUIMALT) Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada
Obituary: Soldier, fiancee, forest firefighter, friend Bombardier Myles Mansell was many things to many people. The 25-year-old Victoria resident and three other Canadian soldiers died Saturday when an improvised explosive device (IED) hit the G-Wagon they were in as part of an armoured convoy 70 kilometres north of Kandahar. Myles is survived by his fiance, Lindsay Sullivan; his parents, Nancy and Alan Mansell; his brothers Michael (Sonja) and Matthew (Sheila); his niece, Emma; his grandmother, Shirley Yorko, his Auntie Janice & Uncle Kazi Kataoka, and cousins Emily, Midori and Marina; Uncle Mike and Auntie Leah and Chris, Luke and Theresa; Auntie Kate and Jeremy; and Auntie Dolly.
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Researched By: Sean Wilson

Bdr Myles Stanley John Mansell
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Medals and Commendations
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
South-West Asia Service Medal (SWASM)

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