View Full Version : Canada Derek Prohar, Medal of Military Valour, Afghanistan

08-26-2009, 09:27 AM
The three Military Valour Decorations, namely the Victoria Cross, the Star of Military Valour and the Medal of Military Valour, were created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on January 1, 1993. The Decorations may be awarded posthumously.

* The Victoria Cross is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery, a daring or pre‑eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty, in the presence of the enemy.

* The Star of Military Valour is awarded for distinguished and valiant service in the presence of the enemy.

* The Medal of Military Valour is awarded for an act of valour or devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.

Captain Derek Prohar of Edmonton and St. Albert, Alberta, and Avonlea, Saskatchewan – The Medal of Military Valour; and

Assigned as liaison officer with the United States Special Forces in Afghanistan during the battle at Sperwan Ghar, from 5-12 September 2006, Captain Prohar operated as the rear machine gunner on the battalion commander’s vehicle. He was wounded by an improvised explosive device during an intense enemy ambush. Despite his injuries, he continued returning fire and assisted the commander with the control of the attack, which resulted in the successful seizing of key terrain. Captain Prohar’s courage and actions earned him the respect of the allied soldiers of the United States Special Forces.

08-26-2009, 03:32 PM
balls of steel an office as a gunner very risky