Not a proper subject for babble banter, you say?
Then why am I laughing???
[url=Criteria">http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/criteria-for-earning-sacrif... for earning Sacrifice Medal disputed[/url]
A year-long dispute over who should get Canada's Sacrifice Medal has resulted in a decision by the military to award it to soldiers who have lost their lives to accidents or illness overseas, as well as those who have died or been wounded in combat. [...]
The definition of service-related includes, but is not limited to: deaths caused by vehicle crashes, parachute or diving accidents, the accidental discharge of weapons, ammunition accidents, fires, falls, heart attacks, heat stroke, exhaustion or stress. The criteria also mention accidental death when travelling on duty and death as a result of mental disorders “directly attributable to military service.”
Sic transit gloria mundi. Or something like that.