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ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
The Royal Canadian Dragoons
The Royal Canadian Dragoons
Tpr Hayes Corey Joseph
Rank: Trooper
Tpr
Service Number: V78 174 442
Born: Jan 02, 1987 Ripples, New Brunswick
Discharged: Killed In Action

Served In:Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: The Royal Canadian Dragoons
Service Details :
He and Tpr Jack Bouthillier were killed, and three soldiers were wounded, when their armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device during a patrol in the Shah Wali Kot District approximately 20 kilometres northeast of Kandahar City.


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.
 
Service Notes: Tpr Hayes was described as a dedicated soldier and remembered "not only as a friend and comrade in arms but a brother who inspired them to stand up in the face of danger and do what was right". He and Tpr Jack Bouthillier were killed, and three soldiers were wounded, when their armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device during a patrol in the Shah Wali Kot District approximately 20 kilometres northeast of Kandahar City.
Enlisted: November 9, 2006 CFB Petawawa
Pre/Post War: He liked to ride all-terrain vehicles, play hockey, skateboard and participate in most extreme sports. Hayes was a well disciplined young man, who was loved by his family. He also loved to fish - especially with his grandfather. In November 2010 the Government of Manitoba announced that a lake in the northern part of the province has been named Corey Hayes Lake to honour the sacrifice of this fallen soldier.

Deceased: March 20, 2009 at Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan
Cemetery: *Grave Location Unknown* ,
Obituary: Corey will always be remembered with a smile and encouraging words by his mother Donna Beek, his stepfather Bertramn Beek, his father Joe Hayes, his stepbrother Robert Beek, his half brothers James and Patrick Beek and Craig and Kyle Moretto along with his half sister Bethany Hayes. He will also be remembered by his grandparents Ralph and Jenny Beek and Amelia Deme as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
       


Tpr Corey Joseph Hayes

Medals and Commendations
(In Order):

Sacrifice Medal (SM)
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)

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Book of Remembrance



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