To Honour Canada's Military

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.
The Nova Scotia Highlanders The Nova Scotia Highlanders

The regiment contributed an aggregate of more than 20% of its authorized strength to the various Task Forces which served in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2014.

Battle Honours
Cpl Megeney Ronald Kevin
Rank: Corporal Cpl
Service Number: T29 744 486
Born: Jan 18, 1982 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: The Nova Scotia Highlanders
Service Details :
1st Battalion

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: Corporal with the 1st Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders, based in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Aged 25. He was a reservist from Stellarton, NS who volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan in December 2006. Kevin was the youngest of three siblings and followed a long line of relatives, including his father, who have served in the military. I Kevin sent a message before he left for Afghanistan that said "As the day I leave gets closer I want to make a promise to all of you that I will do my best to make you proud and do everything I can to make a difference. To answer alot of questions all at once, I'm not scared but I am determined. When our platoon lands in Afghanistan we are going to hit the ground runnin. We will do everything possible to ensure the safe return of each other."
Enlisted: March 10, 1999 Truro, NS
Pre/Post War: He attended G.R. Saunders Elementary School, and was in the graduating class of 2000, Stellarton High School. Kevin followed his dream and joined the Nova Scotia Highlanders at age 17, training in Pictou, Halifax, CFB Gagetown, CFB Aldershot, and CFB Wainwright. He also trained with the U.S. Marines in February of 2004.

Deceased: March 06, 2007 at Kandahar, Afghanistan
Cemetery Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church Cemetery Stellarton,
Obituary: He is survived by his parents, Dexter & Karen (MacLeod) Megeney; sisters, Sherrie Lawand (Simon) and Lisa Megeney (Jason); nieces: Brittany, Nadia and Christie; nephew; Bradley; soulmate, Wendy; paternal grandmother; Elizabeth Megeney, as well as extended family and many close friends. He was predeceased by paternal grandfather, George Megeney; maternal grandparents, Major Douglas and Annie MacLeod; aunts, Heather MacDonald, Nancy Sinclair; uncle and godfather, Doug MacLeod; cousin, Levi Cyr. Cpl. Megeney died after being shot in the chest while in his tent at Kandahar Airfield military base. Department of National Defence officials stated that enemy action had been ruled out and the non-combat incident is under investigation.
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Corporal Kevin Megeney, a reserve member of the 1st Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders.

Cpl Ronald Kevin Megeney
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Medals and Commendations
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)

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Kevin and his nephew Bradley with the flag Bradley made Kevin the day he left. December 6/06
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