Mark Van Sickle, M.B. (posthumous)
George Thomas Ward, M.B.
Medal of Bravery
On June 24, 2011, Mark Van Sickle and George Ward attempted to rescue a friend who had fallen from their boat into the St. Lawrence River, in Kingston, Ontario. Mr. Van Sickle immediately jumped into the water and pulled the victim to the surface, while Mr. Ward stopped the boat and then dove in to help. Sadly, neither the victim nor Mr. Van Sickle, who had both disappeared beneath the surface, survived the ordeal.