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Canadian Forces CF (Canadian Forces)

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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.
3 Area Support Group 3 Area Support Group

3rd Canadian Division Support Group (3 CDSG) is headquartered at 3rd Canadian Support Base Edmonton (3 CDSB Edmonton). As a formation, 3 CDSG takes care of the baseline institutional support such as infrastructure, ranges and training areas, personnel services and technical services. Personnel services include support such as the garrison orderly room, releases, language training and career transitioning. Technical services include support such as clothing stores, base maintenance, base traffic and snow and ice removal. There are more than 2000 civilian and military personnel who work hard every day to support the mission of 3 CDSG.

Battle Honours
MCpl Priede Darrell Jason
Rank: Master Corporal MCpl
Service Number: T66 993 570
Born: Apr 02, 1977 Burlington, Ontario
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: 3 Area Support Group
Service Details :
Land Force Atlantic Area Headquarters (LFAA HQ), Air Operations Branch. Army News Team. Two tours of Duty in Bosnia with the Royal Canadian Artillery.

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.
NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia (NATO-FY)
After the peaceful conduct of the September 1996 elections, IFOR successfully completed its mission of implementing the military annexes of the General Framework Agreement for Peace. However, it was clear that much remained to be accomplished on the civil side and that the political environment would continue to be potentially unstable and insecure. On 25-26 September, one week after the Bosnian elections NATO Defence Ministers concluded that the Alliance needed to re-assess how it might continue to provide support for the establishment of a secure environment after the end of IFOR's mandate in December. The role of IFOR (Operation Joint Endeavour) was to implement the peace. The role of SFOR (Operation Joint Guard / Operation Joint Forge) is to stabilise the peace. The difference between the tasks of IFOR and SFOR is reflected in their names.
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for Operations in the Balkans
On 14 December 1995 North Atlantic Council launched the largest military operation ever undertaken by the Alliance, Operation Joint Endeavour. Based on UN Security Council Resolution 1031, NATO was given the mandate to implement the military aspects of the Peace Agreement. A NATO-led multinational force, called the Implementation Force (IFOR), started its mission on 20 December 1995. IFOR was given a one-year mandate.

Service Notes: MCpl Priede was an image tech and a former member of the Army News Team at CFB Gagetown before deploying to Afghanistan early in 2007. Passionate about his work, he deployed with the International Security Assistance Force’s Regional Command South headquarters at Kandahar Airfield, as one of two image techs working in their Public Information Office. He wanted to show Canadians the hard work and accomplishments of their soldiers. Regrettably, after being in Afghanistan for a little over a month, he was killed along with five American soldiers and one British soldier in a helicopter crash on May 30.
Enlisted: 2004 CFB Gagetown
Pre/Post War: He married his wife Angela on May 14, 2003 in Negril Jamaica. Together they pursued their shared passions of food and travel, always planning “the next trip” before they were done with the current one. Married only four short years before Darrells passing, they still found time to fulfill many of their dreams - Darrell and Angela were the best of friends and very much in love. Darrell was known by all as a modest, soft spoken, kind hearted man who was quick to crack a smile or share a joke. Darrell will live forever in the hearts of all who were privileged to know him. His loss will be greatly felt by all.

Deceased: May 30, 2007 at Afghanistan
Cemetery NATIONAL Military Cemetery (Beechwood) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Obituary: MCPL PRIEDE, DARRELL JASON - It is with great sadness that the family of Mcpl. Darrell Jason Priede announces that he was killed when the helicopter he was flying in crashed while conducting operations in Helmand Provence, Afghanistan. Darrell, a Canadian Forces Imagery Technician was in Afghanistan capturing imagery of the Canadian and NATO forces efforts to bring stability and development to the Afghan nation. Darrell is survived by his wife, Angela Dawn (Mitchell) Priede, formerly of Moncton NB, his parents John and Roxanne (Chartrand) Priede of Grand Forks BC, his younger brother David Priede and spouse Alyson Hanna of Kelowna BC, his sister Denise Priede and spouse Steve Erlandsen of Grand Forks BC, his paternal grandparents, Arnold and Anna Priede, his maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Charlotte Hibak, his nephews Clinton and Cody Erlandsen, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his military family.
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Medals and Commendations
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)
NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia (NATO-FY)
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal for Operations in the Balkans

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