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James Patrick Decoste

In memory of:

Captain James Patrick Decoste

September 18, 1993

Gracac, Republic of Croatia

Military Service

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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry


2nd Battalion, United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR)


Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, UN Protection Force Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR), Canadian Forces Decoration, Dag Hammarskjöld Medal

Additional Information


December 7, 1955
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


October 17, 1973

Son of Ruth Decoste, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Mrs. Decoste was honoured as the Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother at the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Charlottetown on November 11, 2001.

Commemorated on Page 194 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

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  • Photo of JAMES PATRICK DECOSTE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Ruth Decoste– Mrs. Ruth Decoste, the Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother, lays a wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on November 11, 2001.

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