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Elphège Renaud

Elphège Renaud

Army • Home Town: St-Féréole, Quebec

But I know that Tremblay and Fong died, because the guys dragged them away in order to take our positions. But it wasn’t us who found Paul Dugal, it was the Chinese [...]

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Lyle McIvor

Lyle McIvor

Army • Home Town: Carmon, Manitoba

In all the books they write, they mention Evans but nobody ever mentions my buddy Tolver and he's the one that went back out to get Evans.

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Frank Jefferies

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David Bowen

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Raymond Olivier

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Nesta Bass

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Frank Lucano

Frank Lucano

Army • Home Town: Peterborough, Ontario

And to this day I’m thinking, those kids, and they were all kids, you know, are of one mind or the other mind, was, if anything comes around like this, this low, they’re going to blow them out of the sky with 50-caliber machine guns.

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Don Leier

Don Leier

Army • Home Town: Saskatchewan

When we came back from Korea, or at least when I did, a couple of years later I wanted to buy a house through the Veterans’ Land Act, and they told me Korea wasn’t a war, I don’t qualify.

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Camille Ouellet

Camille Ouellet

Air Force • Home Town: Quebec

The transcription in English is not available at this moment. Please refer to the transcript in French.

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Ron Myers

Ron Myers

Air Force • Home Town: Saskatchewan

Our commitment was to do observations along the ADL, which spread from the Mediterranean down to the Gulf of Aqaba - the tip of the Sinai Peninsula -re-supplying Army and UN outposts along the ADL by air.

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George Myatte

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Wayne Marshall

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Jack Neilson

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Shannon Matechuk

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Gerry O'Pray

Gerry O'Pray

Army • Home Town: Ontario

A lot of things happened while I was in the Congo. One of the things I remember was kind of a culture shock for me, as a young man coming from Nova Scotia. There were thirty-four different countries, I think, in that mission in the Congo.

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Don McLean

Don McLean

Army • Home Town: Manitoba

I feel Canada should be very proud of its peacekeepers. They've been involved in peacekeeping for many, many years and have served on every mission that's come up.

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Sid Meltzer

Sid Meltzer

Army • Home Town: Ontario

My grandfather Joseph, who had served in the Austrian Army before settling in England, installed him with the disciplined life that the military had to offer, and its advantages.

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George Scherer

George Scherer

Army • Home Town: Ontario

I fired my 1st shot the second night just after midnight. I got the fellow I shot at just in front of our wire. I won't forget the feeling as I pressed the trigger that night + I hadn't got over it when I wrote.

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Wilfrid Millen

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Joseph Mulvaney

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Norman McHolden

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Thomas Marion

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John Laurie Paterson

John Laurie Paterson

Army • Home Town: Manitoba

John was stringing communication lines under a heavy barrage of shelling and machine gun fire. This was the Battle of Amiens, August 8 to 16, 1918.

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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Eric Hawley

Eric “Ric” Hawley

Air Force • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario

And the tail wheel broke off in the bounce and we went back up and bounced back down again, landing this time on the tail turret, which of course was somewhat smashed. And I was sitting in the tail turret. So it was a little bit hectic.

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J.A. René Brunette

J.A. René Brunette

Navy • Home Town: Eastview, Ontario

So then we did something that we were never supposed to do during a time of war, but the captain took a chance- we approached and the captain turned on a huge spotlight so that we could clearly see the submarine.

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Armand Emond

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Joyce Mullen

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Corinne Sévigny

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James Newell

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Donald McIntosh

Donald McIntosh

Navy • Home Town: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

I felt a rumble, like an explosion or something in the water. I grabbed my lifejacket I guess and I ran up onto the quarter deck. We looked back at the convoy and we could see one of the ships was sinking down from the front of the bow.

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Owen Lockyer

Owen “Lucky” Lockyer

Army • Home Town: Kentville, Nova Scotia

And we arrived in Normandy and Hill 195, was probably a very important objective because it was one of the higher features of Normandy.

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