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Identifying Medals

Heroes Remember

Well they come from three sources; Canada, the UN and NATO. The first one is the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal for Canadian peacekeeping service. The one next to it is the UN medal for Bosnia during the civil war. Next to it is another UN medal for Haiti after the departure of its dictator. The next one in line is a NATO medal with a little 3 on it meaning I have received it three times for rebuilding Bosnia after the Civil War. The next one in line is the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal. And the next one in line is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal so her majesty on the throne for 50 years and distinguished service during that period of time and then 60 years and different distinguished service during that period of time. The one at the tail end is the Canadian Forces decoration, the two bars on it meaning I have received it 3 times. And the little gold bar underneath is the Minister of Veterans Affairs commendation. The 3 little silver stars with the maple leafs underneath that is the Army Commanders commendation for the disarmament agreement that we managed to get together in Bosnia.

Major Mac Culloch takes us through the meaning and significance of medals received in honour of his 40 years of military service.

Wayne Mac Culloch

Wayne Mac Culloch was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in 1953 and grew up in Quebec. He began his studies at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, at the age of 18 and would serve as a military engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 40 years. During his long and varied career, Mr. Mac Culloch served across Canada and took part in three overseas deployments to the Balkans and one to Haiti before being medically discharged with the rank of major. Still having a passion to serve, he went on to work as a civilian employee with the Department of National Defence. Since 2004, Mr. Mac Culloch has volunteered his time and talents to help deliver the “Peace Module” during the Historica Encounters with Canada program in Ottawa. Week after week, he has engaged with youth from coast to coast and educated them about the sacrifices and achievements of Canadians who have served in uniform over the years.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
November 9, 2016
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Wayne Mac Culloch
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Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces

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