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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.
Military Engineering Branch Military Engineering Branch

On 1 February 1968, the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Air Force were officially unified as the Canadian Armed Forces. As such the Royal Canadian Engineers, Royal Canadian Navy Civil Engineers and Royal Canadian Air Force Construction Division were amalgamated. However, the new branch went under the name Royal Canadian Engineers until 1973 when the branch was officially named as the Canadian Military Engineers.

Battle Honours
Cpl Ross Darryl Crawford
Rank: Corporal Cpl
Service Number: C48 432 004
Born: Jan 31, 1955 Hamilton, Ontario
Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Peacekeeping
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: United Nations Command (UNC)
Regiment: Military Engineering Branch
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 :
Though Corporal Ross was assigned to the Canadian Military Engineers, he actually served with the Air Force component of the military.

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.
UN Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF)
Established in June 1974 to supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Syria; to supervise the disengagement (redeployment) of Syrian and Israeli forces; and, to establish a buffer zone, as provided in the Agreement on Disengagement between Israeli and Syrian Forces of 31 May 1974. The Mission continues to perform its functions effectively with the cooperation of the parties.
Awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 1 June 1974 to the present.

Service Notes:
Enlisted: June 12, 1973 Cornwallis, Nova Scotia
Pre/Post War: In 1999, Mrs. Ross was finally awarded the Silver Cross which gave her the status of Silver Cross Mother. Mr and Mrs Ross donated a $300.00 cheque sent to them by National Defence to help defray the cost of Cpl Ross' funeral to the 150 Hamilton Tiger Squadron, the air cadets Cpl Ross belonged to as a youth. Cpl Ross joined in the early 1970's and had previously been an air cadet. An Air Cadet squadron in Hamilton, Ontario have created a trophy to the best junior cadet in Cpl Ross's memory. His home unit was CFB North Bay, Ontario.

Deceased: March 03, 1978 at Tel Aviv, Israel
Cemetery HAMILTON (HOLY SEPULCHRE) Cemetery Ontario, Canada
Marker: Row 2, Grave 13
Obituary: Son of William Edward and Luella Joan Ross of Hamilton, Ontario. Brother of Arthur, Blair and Barbara.
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