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Marc Daniel Léger
In memory of
Marc Daniel Léger
April 17, 2002
- Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
- 3rd Battalion
- Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)
- March 26, 1973 Lancaster, Ontario
- March 3, 1991 Ottawa, Ontario
Son of Richard and Claire Léger (2005 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother) of Stittsville, Ontario. Husband of Marley (née McIntyre) Léger of Edmonton, Alberta. Brother of Sophie and Albert. Grandson of Alice Léger of Lancaster, Ontario.
He enrolled in the Primary Reserve of the Canadian Armed Forces in March 1991 as a member of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders. The Glengarry High School of Alexandria graduate subsequently transferred to the Regular Force in February 1993 and became a member of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI).
Following completion of the PPCLI Battle School he was posted to the Regiment's First Battalion where he served as a rifleman. He was posted to the Third Battalion in 1996 and served with the unit for three tours in the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia-Herzegovina). He was promoted acting sergeant in January 2002. In February 2002, he was deployed to Afghanistan with the 3 PPCLI Battle Group as part of Operation Apollo, Canada's commitment to the international campaign against terrorism. He was parachute qualified and was awarded the South West Asia Medal and the United States Bronze Star posthumously.
Sergeant Léger received a Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Commendation for demonstrating initiative and compassion in dealing with displaced persons and returnees in the Livno Valley in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He had also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Lancaster Joint Fire Department and assisted with the Habitat for Humanity project.
- LANCASTER (ST. JOSEPH'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY ; Ontario, Canada
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