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Jason Lamont
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch Canadian Forces emblem.svg Canadian Forces
Rank Corporal
Unit Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

War in Afghanistan

Awards Medal of Military Valour

Corporal Jason Lamont, MMV is a Canadian soldier who was who was among the first recipients of the Medal of Military Valour, a Canadian military decoration, in recognition of actions under enemy fire in Afghanistan. He belonged to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

The citation reads:

Corporal Jason Lamont, M.M.V.

Edmonton, Alberta, and Greenwood, Nova Scotia
Medal of Military Valour

Corporal Lamont deployed with the Health Support Services Company, 1 PPCLI Battle Group during Operation ARCHER. On July 13, 2006, an element of the reconnaissance platoon came under heavy enemy fire from a compound located in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, and was isolated from the rest of the platoon. During the firefight, another soldier was shot while attempting to withdraw back to the firing line and was unable to continue. Without regard for his personal safety, Corporal Lamont, under concentrated enemy fire and with no organized suppression by friendly forces, sprinted through open terrain to administer first aid. Corporal Lamont's actions demonstrated tremendous courage, selflessness and devotion to duty.


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