In memory of those who have Crossed the
Baillargeon, M.B., C.D.
Officer 1st Class, Naval Electronic Sensor Operator
Born: Feb 1965
Died: Oct 2007
Alain - is buried in Cimetière Saint-Janvier, Weedon, Estrie Region,
Citation for Medal of Bravery: On December 27, 2006, during a hunting trip
at reservoir Laforge, in James Bay, Quebec, these three men rescued their
travelling companion twice from drowning after their snowmobiles broke
through the ice. The late Petty Officer 1st class Alain Baillargeon was the
first to get back onto the thin surface, and held onto the victim until Mr.
Bédard arrived with a rope to help pull her to safety. Moments later, the
woman found herself in the water again, this time with Mr. Bédard, when the
snowmobile they were travelling on broke through the ice. Mr. Bédard
crawled onto the ice on his own and held onto the woman until Martin
Baillargeon arrived and assisted in pulling her out of the water. While
Alain Baillargeon, Marco Bédard and the woman walked to the nearest shore
to await rescue, Martin Baillargeon drove his snowmobile some 20 kilometres
to get assistance, which arrived 90 minutes later.
of Bravery: Awarded on: October 18, 2007. Invested on: September
awarded the Medal of Bravery at the same incident were: Martin
Baillargeon, M.B.; Marco Bédard, M.B.
CALGARY - Commissioning crew was an MS.NESOP
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