Nicholas Kerr of Victoria, British Columbia, is a Medal of Bravery nominee for saving a civilian's life after a car accident. As a member of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, he won several Canadian Forces National Sports awards. After Afghanistan, the artillery chose the decorated infantryman -- a first -- to join Avalanche Control Operation Palaci (AVCON). His howitzer training was put to use supporting Parks Canada's Rogers Pass, BC, program. Currently, he is a member of the Canadian Forces Reserves and volunteers with community and veterans groups, such as Victoria Urban Search and Rescue and a wilderness rescue team, the Patricia Veterans Program, Thank A Soldier, and Cat Daddy Fishing Guide Services, a wounded veterans program. He has also patrolled for polar bears at the northern-most settlement in the world.