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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 Special Operations Forces Command Canadian Special Operations Forces Command


Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM; French: Commandement des Forces d'opérations spéciales du Canada; COMFOSCAN) is a command of the Canadian Armed Forces. It is responsible for all special forces operations that are capable of responding to terrorism and threats to Canadians and Canadian interests around the world.

Battle Honours
MCpl Klumpenhouwer Anthony Mark
Rank: Master Corporal MCpl
Service Number: R70 509 937
Born: Aug 22, 1981 Listowel, Ontario
Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
Service Details :
Served with Joint Task Force 2.


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.
South-West Asia Service Medal (SWASM)
The South-West Asia Service Medal recognizes the participation of CF members deployed or in direct support of the operations against terrorism in South-West Asia. The medal is awarded to those employed in direct support, and the AFGHANISTAN bar is added for those deployed into the theatre of operations.
The South-West Asia Service Medal is awarded for a minimum of 90 days cumulative service in direct support of operations against terrorism in South West Asia from 11 September 2001 to 31 July 2009. Direct support occurs when a member is deployed to a unit or organization outside Canada but not into a specific theatre of operations, and where his or her primary duty is to provide direct assistance on a full-time basis to the operations against terrorism in South-West Asia.
The medal with AFGHANISTAN bar is awarded for 30 days cumulative service between 11 September 2001 and 31 Jul 2009 in the theatre of operations, which is a subset of the United States Central Command Area of Operation Responsibility (USCENTCOM AOR). The theatre of operations is defined as the land, sea, or air spaces of Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Suez Canal and those parts of the Indian Ocean north of 5° South Latitude and west of 68° East Longitude.

Service Notes: This soldier served valiantly alongside his comrades to help build a better and brighter future for Afghans. The young man joined the military initially for a short term, but ended up staying on, his cousin said. He was extremely fit and placed 14th in an annual relay race in Hamilton last year, with two other soldiers from CFB Kingston. MCpl Klumpenhouwer died after being electrocuted than falling from a communications tower while on duty.
Enlisted: February 13, 2002
Pre/Post War: Anthony was described as a happy, fun-loving young man who had a flair for playing pranks. He joined the military initially for a short term but stayed on because he enjoyed it so much

Deceased: April 18, 2007 at Kandahar City, Afghanistan
Cemetery TRINITY LUTHERAN Cemetery North Perth, Ontario, Canada
Obituary: Master Corporal, serving with Canadian Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan. Age 25, of Ottawa. He grew up in a farming family of seven brothers and six sisters in Kurtzville, near Listowel, Ontario. He is survived by parents Theo and Joy (Noseworthy) Klumpenhouwer; girlfriend Julie Farmer; siblings Susanna; Matthew and Amy Klumpenhouwer; Jennifer and Ben Stewart; Violet and Joe Zantinge; Joshua and Rebecca Klumpenhouwer; John, Samuel, Andrew, Esther, Timothy, Krista, and Jewel Klumpenhouwer; grandmother Violet Schnarr; step-grandmother Judy Noseworthy; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
 
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MCpl Anthony Mark Klumpenhouwer
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Medals and Commendations
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
South-West Asia Service Medal (SWASM)

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