CANADIAN SPECIAL OPS Charette, Joseph Jacques Mario

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Charette
  • FORENAME
Joseph Jacques Mario
  • UNIT
Canadian Airborne Regiment
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Medal of Bravery
  • PLACE
Somalia 1993 (MoB)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Petawawa, Ontario
2011 awarded Order of Military Merit - Members of the Order of Military Merit as Sergeant
 

CITATION:

Medal of Bravery : A medical assistant with the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Somalia, Cpl. Charette defused a violent demonstration of armed townspeople at the entrance to the Belet-Wen Hospital on February 17, 1993. Cpl. Charette was working alone when a crowd advanced towards the gates of the hospital. Shots were fired and a grenade exploded while Cpl. Charette called for back-up. Despite the growing chaos, Cpl. Charette continued to transmit situation reports while he screened and disarmed the demonstrators. His efforts prevented further destruction of the hospital and the possible deaths of many people.

WEB LINKS:

https://www.gg.ca/en/honours/recipients/121-54648
https://www.gg.ca/en/honours/recipients/150-4213
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