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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.
The Princess Louise Fusiliers The Princess Louise Fusiliers

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this infantry regiment traces its local roots as a Halifax unit of Militia back to June 18, 1749 when Sir Edward Cornwallis formed a local Militia under his own command during Father Le Loutre's War. Ten companies were formed at the Grand Parade in the city and were made a collective battalion. As an officially constituted unit of Canada, The Princess Louise Fusiliers were authorized in 1867. During the unit's history, it has undergone several name changes. On November 5, 1869, the regiment was named the 66th The Halifax Battalion of Infantry. Originally consisting of six companies, it later gained two more.

Battle Honours
Cpl Stannix Christopher Paul Raymond
Rank: Corporal Cpl
Service Number: H50 698 030
Born: Jun 11, 1982 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: The Princess Louise Fusiliers
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.

Service Notes: A reservist with the Halifax-based Princess Louise Fusiliers, Stannix had achieved the rank of master corporal but accepted a demotion to corporal in order to go to Afghanistan. That was the kind of soldier Stannix was, long-time friend Jonathan Keezer told CBC News on Tuesday. "He believed in serving, thought that there was lots of purpose in what he was doing, and just really wanted to go and be a part of it," Keezer said from Newfoundland. The two friends trained together in Halifax, Canadian Forces Base Aldershot and CFB Gagetown over five years, with Keezer serving as Stannix's second-in-command. "Always a leader," Keezer said, when asked to describe his comrade as a soldier.
Enlisted: February, 2002 Halifax, NS
Pre/Post War: Chris graduated from Auburn High School in 2001, and was currently attending Saint Mary's University. In 2000, he enlisted with the Princess Louise Fusiliers Infantry Regiment, Halifax. While with the Regiment, he completed many military leadership courses and participated in various military exercises and taskings. He was promoted to Master Corporal in February 2006. Putting his university education on hold, Chris was deployed to Afghanistan in January 2007. Further, in order to serve with the 2 RCR Battle Group in Afghanistan, he willingly chose to accept a temporary reduction in rank. His pastimes included paintballing, computer gaming and reading. More than anything, Chris enjoyed spending time with family and friends, while Candice was the true love of his life. His sense of humour, dedication, courage and willingness to help others will be missed by all those who knew him. In summing up his belief in the Canadian mission in Afghanistan, Chris stated, "I would like to think if I was in the same position there...somebody would be willing to step in and help me in the exact same way".

Deceased: April 08, 2007 at West of Kandahar City, Afghanistan
Cemetery McADAM (ROCKLAND) Cemetery Nova Scotia, Canada
Obituary: STANNIX, Christopher Paul Raymond, M.Cpl. - 24, Cole Harbour, passed away on April 8, 2007, while serving in Afghanistan protecting our rights and freedoms. Born in North Bay, Ont., he was the son of Kenneth H.F. and Kathy A. (Little) Stannix, originally from McAdam, N.B. Chris will be remembered as a best friend to all. He is survived by his spouse, Candice P.D. Ziolkowski; sisters, Lesley Sunderland, Meaghan Stannix; nephew, Ryan Sunderland; niece, Faith Sunderland, all of Dartmouth; paternal grandmother, Thelma Stannix, Bayfield, Ont.; maternal grandmother, Hilda Little, Saint John, N.B.; uncle, Larry Stannix, Bayfield, Ont.; aunt, Lynn (Mike) Milburn, Calais, Me.; aunt, Susan Little, Quispamsis, N.B.; uncle, Tony (Wendy) Little, Saint John, N.B.; aunt, Patsy (Bruce) McMullin, Calgary, Alta. Chris was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Paul Stannix; maternal grandfather, Raymond Little.
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