Whitney Pier native honoured
Governor General Michaelle Jean presented the Member Level of the Order of Military Merit to Warrant Officer George Della Valle during an investiture ceremony recently at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Della Vale, a Whitney Pier native, has served in the military for 22 years at various locations across Canada. The Order of Military Merit recognizes meritorious service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Forces. Della Valle has served in Iraq, Kuwait, Ethiopia, Eretria as well as three tours to the former Yugoslavia, in the area of Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina.