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Cpl Galvin David Joseph Patrick
Rank: Corporal Cpl
Service Number: D42161079
Born:
Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Peacekeeping
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: United Nations Command (UNC)
Regiment: Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
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 :
Sherbrooke Hussars attached to the 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada, United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR).


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 Protection Force (Yugoslavia) (UNPROFOR)
UNPROFOR was established in February 1992 as an interim arrangement to create the conditions of peace and security required for the negotiation of an overall settlement of the Yugoslavian crisis. The role of the UN troops was to ensure that areas designated as "UN Protected Areas" (UNPA) became and remained demilitarized and that all persons residing in these areas were protected from fear of armed attack. The role of UN police monitors was to ensure that local police forces carried out their duties without discriminating against persons of any nationality or abusing any human rights. The force also assisted the humanitarian agencies of the UN in the return of all displaced persons who so desired.

There were several extensions of the original UNPROFOR covering the following purposes: reopening of the Sarajevo airport for humanitarian purposes; establishing a security zone encompassing Sarajevo and its airport; protection of convoys of released detainees in Bosnia and Herzegovina as requested by the International Committee of the Red Cross; monitoring arrangements for the complete withdrawal of the Yugoslavian Army from Croatia; the demilitarization of the Prevlaka peninsula and the removal of heavy weapons from neighbouring areas of Croatia and Montenegro (Res 779,1992); monitoring compliance with the ban on military flights (Res 781,1992); and the establishment of the United Nations presence in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Service Notes: He was a member of the Sherbrooke Hussars militia regiment attached to the 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada (12e RBC) during a deployment with the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR). Cpl. Galvin was killed while serving as a crew member on a Cougar armoured personnel carrier escorting a humanitarian aid convoy in that region. He was fatally injured when the vehicle, travelling in very poor weather and icy road conditions, slipped over the edge of a bridge and into a river.
Enlisted:
Pre/Post War: Cpl. Galvin attended Massey Vanier High School where he won several medals for his wrestling abilities.

Deceased: November 29, 1993 at Zenica, Bosnia
Cemetery *Grave Location Unknown* ,
Obituary: Son of Mrs. Ina Galvin of Bolton Centre, Quebec, Canada.
 
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