12 October, 2012
Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Canada
Birunthan Muralidaran, M.B. (posthumous)
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presents 44 Medals of Bravery at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, October 12, 2012, This ceremony marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Decorations for Bravery.
Created in 1972, Decorations for Bravery recognize people who risked their lives to try to save or protect the lives of others. The Cross of Valour (C.V.) recognizes acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril; the Star of Courage (S.C.) recognizes acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril; and the Medal of Bravery (M.B.) recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.
Credit: MCpl Dany Veillette, Rideau Hall, OSGG