March 18, 2015

Medal of Bravery Awarded

Sgt Bromstad and Governor General David Johnston, Information and picture taken from

On March 6, 2015 Sergeant Jason Bromstad of 33 Signals Regiment, Ottawa received the Medal of Bravery from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The citation is as follows:


On June 29, 2012, Sergeant Jason Bromstad, Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Salter and Paul Charbonneau pulled an injured man from a burning vehicle on Highway 401, near Gananoque, Ontario. As a result of a collision, the fuel tank of the victim’s vehicle ruptured and the leaking fuel ignited. In spite of the rapidly spreading flames, the rescuers worked to pry open the door and drag the victim to safety, moments before the truck became fully engulfed.

The decoration awarded to Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Salter will be presented to him at a future ceremony.

Bravery Medal recipients:

  • Sergeant Jason Cary Bromstad, M.B., C.D. from Regina, Saskatchewan and Ottawa, Ontario (33 Signals Regiment)
  • Paul David Charbonneau, M.B. from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec and Tincap, Ontario
  • Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Salter, M.B., C.D. (Ret’d) from Nairn Centre and Russell, Ontario (formerly of 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment)

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