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Stories of Service and Sacrifice

Aimé Michaud

Aimé Michaud

Army • Home Town: Quebec City, Quebec

I said to myself, “Aimé Michaud, you’re a soldier! Forget about the past.” Then it hit me; I had left my parents and my friends behind. I thought, “Now I have a job to do. I am a Van Doo.”

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Pamela MacLeod

Pamela MacLeod

Civilian • Home Town: Melbourne, Australia

Pam, I really must thank you and your Red Cross for the very good work you are doing for us boys as we come through your stations, on our way home from Korea.

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Herménégilde Dussault

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Robert Faulkner

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Paul Tomelin

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Aimé Adam

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Frank Wood

Frank Wood

Army • Home Town: Peterborough, Ontario

Over to the Chinese side on the Sami-ch’on Valley, and my God when they started to appear I don’t know. I just can’t describe it. Like a huge flock of cattle or herd of cattle or flock of chickens or there was just massive. And the valley by this time was pretty well packed with Chinese.

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Peter Chance

Peter Chance

Navy • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario

Everything went fine to start with and then as these people came off, they were not doing too well some of them, they were wounded and a couple DOAs but our doctor, Joe Cyr, was the hero.

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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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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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Jack Neilson

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Shannon Matechuk

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Gerry O'Pray

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Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall

Army • Home Town: Ontario

I joined the Army in the fall of 1952, and went into a new apprentice soldier programme for boys that were sixteen years old. It was part of the regular Army. I served on continuously from then right up until just before I was fifty-six years old, giving me almost forty years of regular service.

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Susan Beharriell

Susan Beharriell

Air Force • Home Town: Ontario

They told me I couldn't fly in a high performance jet aircraft because "my female parts would be damaged." It was quite a thrill breaking the sound barrier at 100 feet, climbing straight up and doing rolls and loops above the clouds.

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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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John Newton

John Newton

Army • Home Town: Ontario

It goes right through until August the 9th, 1918 and it stops there, and that was the day that the Canadian Army struck off at the Battle of Amiens, which was the beginning of the end of the war. I guess he was so busy after that battle started that he never had time to write in the diary.

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Thomas Marion

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Paul Métivier

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John Laurie Paterson

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George Scherer

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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Wilfrid Millen

Wilfrid Millen

Army • Home Town: Ontario

On August 8, 1918 near Cayeux (en-Santerre) about twelve miles southeast of Amiens he was wounded in the left shoulder and back. He died of his wounds on August 10, 1918 on 10 Ambulance Train en route to a Rouen hospital.

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Cyril Roach

Cyril Roach

Navy • Home Town: London, United Kingdom

I will be quite honest with you, the moment we were landing, I thought, whose mother’s son dies today? Not just our own boys, but our enemy as well.

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Elved Edwards

Elved “Evey; El” Edwards

Navy • Home Town: Winnipeg, Manitoba

So after that, I had a bit of a feeling that that we were dropping depth charges [anti-submarine weapons] on human beings like myself.

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David Mann

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Ross Hamilton

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Colin Brown

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Frederick “Fred” Bourgeois

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Charles Priddle

Charles “Ray” Priddle

Army • Home Town: Bristol, United Kingdom

A bit of shrapnel must have come through and it cut the telephone right in half... That was a bit of a scare.

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Jack Barry

Jack Barry

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

and she said, you mean to say we’ll be free? And that just hit me between the eyes. I mean, I never dreamed… and then I realized what it was, occupation. I mean, we were occupying ̶ I was occupying her house.

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