CANADIAN SPECIAL OPS Plouffe, Joseph Michel

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Plouffe
  • FORENAME
Joseph Michel
  • UNIT
Canadian Airborne Regiment
  • RANK
Private
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Star of Courage
  • PLACE
Cyprus 1974
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Edmonton,Alberta
WIA 23.7.1974 Cyprus
 

CITATION:

Star of Courage : On July 23, 1974, during the war in Cyprus, a Canadian patrol conducting a group of combatants out of a UN controlled area came under fire. Some combatant soldiers were killed and others wounded and the Canadian officer commanding the patrol was wounded. Pte Joseph Plouffe, a member of the escort party, went at once to the aid of the fallen officer. Moments later he sustained a bullet wound in the face but despite this injury, he continued to render first aid in complete disregard of the peril to his own life.
  • Awarded on: December 20, 1974
  • Invested on: April 03, 1975

WEB LINKS:

https://www.gg.ca/en/honours/recipients/121-57955
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