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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 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
Cpl Arnold CD Glen Harold
Rank: Corporal Cpl
Service Number: V40145531
Born: Jun 04, 1974 McKerrow, 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 :
2 Field Ambulance

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.
Special Service Medal (SSM)
The Special Service Medal (SSM) was created to recognize members of the Canadian Forces who are taking part in activities and operations under exceptional circumstances. The Special Service Medal (SSM) recognizes members of the Canadian Forces (CF) who have performed a service determined to be under exceptional circumstances, in a clearly defined locality for a specified duration. The SSM recognizes approved activities underway on 11 June 1984 or subsequently established. This medal is always issued with a bar that specifies the special service being recognized, each bar having its own criteria.
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.
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for Operations in the Balkans
On 14 December 1995 North Atlantic Council launched the largest military operation ever undertaken by the Alliance, Operation Joint Endeavour. Based on UN Security Council Resolution 1031, NATO was given the mandate to implement the military aspects of the Peace Agreement. A NATO-led multinational force, called the Implementation Force (IFOR), started its mission on 20 December 1995. IFOR was given a one-year mandate.
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: He bravely served his country for 14 years during which he deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a member of DART in Sri Lanka and one previous deployment to Afghanistan. In 1997 he trained as a medical technician at CFB Borden and was subsequently posted to 2 Field Ambulance at CFB Petawawa, where he began his career in the regular forces. That career took him overseas several times including tours in Bosnia Herzegovina as part of a NATO stabilization force (March-Sept. 2001), as a medical technician in Afghanistan's Operation Apollo (Oct. 2003-Feb. 2004) and in Sri Lanka following the Pacific tsunami of 2004 (Jan.-Feb. 2005) as part of the Canadian Forces Disaster Assistance Program. On August 12, 2006 Cpl. Arnold returned to Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. Less than five weeks later (Sept. 18), he and Espanola's Pte. David Byers were among four Canadian soldiers killed by a suicide bomber. Cpl. Arnold gained the trust of his unit as the "Unit Doc," and formed a bond with Pte. Byers too. He called him "the kid from next door in Espanola" in missives to his family. The mission Cpl. Arnold was on was a dangerous one. He spent most of his time "outside the wire," or beyond the protection of the NATO base, as a platoon medic with an infantry division. In Afghanistan he was one of four soldiers killed, and several injured, when a man travelling on a bicycle detonated his bomb near Canadian troops on foot patrol in the Panjwayi district, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. A number of civilians, including children, were also injured in the attack.
Enlisted: January 23, 1992 CFB Petawawa
Pre/Post War: In addition to being a dedicated soldier, we will first and foremost remember Glen as a dedicated father and a loving husband. He was loved and respected and will be dearly missed by all of us. Cpl. Arnold was born in Sudbury on his parents' eighth wedding anniversary and raised in McKerrow. According to the family he loved the outdoors, and spent much of his youth rambling around the 320 acres of land his great-grand father Joseph purchased in 1907.

Deceased: September 18, 2006 at Zhari District Centre, Afghanistan
Cemetery ST. COLUMBA'S Cemetery Pembroke, ON, Canada
Obituary: Glen Arnold of Petawawa beloved husband of Kerry Arnold (nee Grieve) of Petawawa. Cherished father of Jessica, Katherine, Samantha, & Connor. Dearly loved son of George & Leona Arnold, McKerrow, ON. Predeceased by grandparents George Arnold Sr., Mary Arnold, Aline (Nana) Arnold, and Aldena & Jeanne Lanthier. Dear brother of Wayne Arnold (Kim), Elliott Lake; Dean Arnold (Nancy), Chapleau; Mary-Lynn Arnold (Mark), Ottawa; and Lance Arnold, Sudbury. Dearly loved son-in-law of Earl & Betty Grieve, Waltham, QC. Brother-in-law to Derek Grieve, Waltham, QC and Mary-Beth Goyette (Denis), Chalk River. Sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.
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Medals and Commendations
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)
Special Service Medal (SSM)
Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for Operations in the Balkans
Canadian Forces' Decoration (C.D.)

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