b. ? Richelain, Quebec.
DATE OF CV ACTION: 04/11/1978 Halifax, Nova Scotia.
At the risk of his own life Pte Amédéo Garrammone of CFB Halifax made a valiant attempt to assist another member of the Forces, a stranger, who was being stabbed by thugs in Halifax on 4 November 1978. Pte Garrammone was returning to the base when he saw the victim being pursued by three men, one of them wielding a knife. The victim fell and was beaten and stabbed by the culprits. At the risk of his life Pte Garrammone intervened and received a knife wound in the chest just below the heart. Bleeding profusely and barely conscious, he staggered to the gate of the base and was rushed by others to hospital where he underwent heart surgery. He survived but the other man succumbed to his wounds.