Oh Sergeant Major!

MWO (Ret’d) Roch Lanteigne MSM CD is a former infantryman / paratrooper with over 42 years of military service. 

The “old wolf” saw service in Cyprus, the Golan Heights, Afghanistan and in Somalia where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. 

By his request, he was terminated from the Order of Military Merit, this resulted in speculation as to why he walk away from this most prestigious honour… 
Lanteigne’s medals, the ribbons pictured above, which he wore were reviewed and immediately a number of issues regarding his actual entitlement became apparent. There’s absolutely no evidence that he was awarded the Order of St John and the Medal of Bravery.

There’s no record of Lanteigne being awarded the Order of St John nor the Medal of Bravery
. Nor could we find any evidence of him being awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal or the Canada 125th Medal. His wear of the St John Ambulance Gold Lifesaving Medal is also problematic…

Was this a result of a series of administrative errors or was it something more sinister? 

Should you have the desire, have a look at these links and form your own opinion.



So, the question becomes – Is this much more than a “simple resignation” from the ORMM? 

Are there additional medals in play?