Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

May 13, 2011 10:00 ET

Governor General Announces 35 Mentions in Dispatches

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, announced today the names of 35 individuals mentioned in dispatches for specific achievements that have brought honour to the Canadian Forces and to Canada. A ceremony will take place at a later date and will be announced by the Department of National Defence.

Mentions in Dispatches are a national honour created to recognize valiant conduct, devotion to duty or other distinguished service. It is given to members of the Canadian Forces on active service or to other individuals working with, or in conjunction with, the Canadian Forces. Recipients are entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf on the appropriate campaign or service medal ribbon.


Master Corporal Étienne AubéDrummondville, Que.
Sergeant Sébastien Joseph Yves BelvalQuébec, Que.
Master Corporal Isabelle CorbeilSt-Lin, Que.
Warrant Officer Joseph Jean Denis Justin Côté, C.D.Jonquière, Que.
Sergeant Joseph Michel CôtéJoliette, Que.
Private Samuel CôtéSt-Valère, Que.
Corporal Guillaume De CellesQuébec, Que.
Sergeant Joseph Gaetan Phillippe Jr Dessureault, C.D.Montréal, Que.
Sergeant Bjorn Ivo DittmarMontréal, Que.
Sergeant Joseph André Jacques Sylvain Énault, C.D.Greenfield Park, Que.
Master Corporal Francis FréchetteJoliette, Que.
Private William Allen GeernaertFort St. James, B.C.
Master Corporal Simon GirardSayabec, Que.
Captain David LacombeShawinigan, Que.
Corporal Antonin LadetMontréal, Que.
Corporal Joseph Luc Richard LareauQuébec, Que.
Corporal Simon-Pierre LarochelleSte-Brigitte, Que.
Master Corporal Simon LavoieAlma, Que.
Sergeant Joseph Yvan Richard Lecavalier, C.D. Montréal, Que.
Sergeant Oliver LeeMontréal, Que.
Captain Christian MarandaLac St-Charles, Que.
Corporal Martin MatteQuébec, Que.
Corporal Jona NlanduQuébec, Que.
Captain Manuel Pelletier-BédardQuébec, Que.
Corporal Billy Pilote-JobinQuébec, Que.
Private Dave PotvinQuébec, Que.
Sergeant Éric Adolphe Renaud, C.D. Québec, Que.
Master Corporal Steven Robertson, C.D. Hull, Que.
Corporal Kevin RowlandPonoka, Alta.
Captain Mathieu SaikalyOttawa, Ont.
Private Mathieu SansoucyQuébec, Que.
Captain Kurt Evan SchweitzerPort Alberni, B.C.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Richard White, C.D.Aylmer, Que.

N.B.For operational and security reasons, the names of two other recipients mentioned in dispatches will not be released.

Please contact the Department of National Defence for further information on the recipients.

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