Vol. 149, No. 26 — June 27, 2015

GOVERNMENT HOUSE

AWARDS TO CANADIANS

The Chancellery of Honours announces that the Government of Canada has approved the following awards to Canadians:

From the Government of the Republic of France

Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour
to Mr. Jacques Gauthier
Officer of the Order of the Academic Palms
to Mr. Stanislav Jozef Kirschbaum
Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms
to Ms. Frida Dyshniku Paco
Mr. Jeff Tennant

From the Government of the Republic of Hungary

Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit (civil division) of the Republic of Hungary
to Mr. Levente Laszlo Diosady
Gold Cross of Merit (civil division) of the Republic of Hungary
to Mr. Tamas Aladar Mihalik

From the Government of Japan

Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star
to Mr. Donald Campbell

From the Government of the Republic of Poland

Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland
to Mr. Jerzy Kulczycki
Mr. Richard Sokolowski
Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland
to Ms. Ewa Zadarnowska
Gold Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland
to Mr. Pawel Ferensowicz
Mr. Michal Korwin-Szymanowski
Mr. Andrzej Ruta
Mr. Jeffrey Simpson
Mr. Paul Wells
Silver Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland
to Ms. Irena Borowska-Baker
Ms. Katherine Rydel
Long Marital Life Medal
to Mrs. Elzbieta Brusilo
Mr. Kazimierz Brusilo
Mr. Kazimierz Prosniak
Mrs. Stanislawa Prosniak

From the Kingdom of Thailand

Commander (Third Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant of Thailand
to Mr. Dennis L. Anderson
Dr. John R. Lacey
Commander (Third Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
to Mr. Louis P. Desmarais
Mr. George Heller

From the Government of the United States of America

Meritorious Service Medal, Second Oak Leaf Cluster
to Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick H. McAdam

EMMANUELLE SAJOUS
Deputy Secretary and
Deputy Herald Chancellor

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(Erratum)

MERITORIOUS VALOUR DECORATIONS

The notice bearing the above-mentioned title published on page 1095 of the June 6, 2015, issue of the Canada Gazette, Part I, is hereby amended as follows:

MILITARY VALOUR DECORATIONS

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, on the recommendation of the Chief of the Defence Staff, has awarded Military Valour Decorations as follows:

Military Valour Decorations

SERGEANT SÉBASTIEN COURVILLE, S.M.V., C.D.
Perkins, Quebec

On May 7 and 8, 2011, Sergeant Courville demonstrated exceptional courage and dedication while mentoring an assault element of the Provincial Response Company–Kandahar during a spectacular and prolonged attack in Kandahar City. During a particularly intense exchange of fire, Sergeant Courville pulled to safety one of his Afghan partners who had been seriously wounded. Through his actions, Sergeant Courville saved a life and lent tremendous credibility to the Afghan National Police and to the Canadian Forces.

SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER THOMAS RATZLAFF, S.M.V. (deceased)
(U.S. NAVY)
Green Forest, Arkansas, United States of America

During an operation in Afghanistan on November 26, 2008, Senior Chief Petty Officer Ratzlaff demonstrated extraordinary heroism while reinforcing an assault on a fortified enemy machine gun nest. After multiple attempts to silence the machine gun, he gained entry through a hail of enemy fire. Without hesitation, he deliberately placed himself in harm’s way at point-blank range to neutralize the nest. His heroic actions saved countless lives in the face of a determined enemy.

CAPTAIN DAVID UMBERTO MARIO SUFFOLETTA, S.M.V., C.D.
Petawawa, Ontario

On May 7 and 8, 2011, Captain Suffoletta demonstrated exceptional valour while mentoring an assault element of the Provincial Response Company–Kandahar during a spectacular attack in Kandahar City. Under intense fire and at great personal risk, he led his team through a close-quarter clearance operation of a multi-storeyed building, valiantly coordinating multiple assaults that successfully neutralized the insurgent threat. Captain Suffoletta demonstrated distinguished leadership, courageous service and self-sacrifice in the presence of an armed enemy.

EMMANUELLE SAJOUS
Deputy Secretary and
Deputy Herald Chancellor

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