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Stories of Service and Sacrifice

Joseph Gallant

Joseph Gallant

Army • Home Town: Bouctouche, New Brunswick

I changed as well. I was shy. However, I changed quickly. I quickly became strict as a deputy officer during my entire career. And I had a reason for doing it.

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Stanley Carr

Stanley “Sam” Carr

Army • Home Town: Canada

So I went out and I found a chap crawling along a pathway and his name was [Gordon] Manktelow, and I got to him and he had been stabbed 26 times all over - you could see where the marks were, with his own bayonet on his own rifle.

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Lucien Dion

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Allison Furlotte

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Claude Petit

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Frank Jefferies

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William Manning

William Manning

Army • Home Town: Sorel, Quebec

And then when they finally decided to go and bomb [...] and we killed the civilians, in a sense. And I remember [Lieutenant Colonel Jacques] Dextraze, he said never say this while I’m alive. I went up to his dugout and he was crying. And he was crying and he said never say that you saw me crying while I’m alive.

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David Bowen

David Bowen

Army • Home Town: Edmonton, Alberta

There was some Chinese behind the lines, way behind the lines at an airfield with a little biplane and they’d come over at night and they’d drop hand grenades from the biplane and we’d call the guy “Bed Check Charlie” because he’d come around every few nights.

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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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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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Gerry O'Pray

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George Myatte

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Wayne Marshall

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Susan Beharriell

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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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Shannon Matechuk

Shannon Matechuk

Army • Home Town: Edgerton, Alberta

During the time there we concentrated mainly on getting the warring factions - the local warlords - to disarm and cease hostilities. We escorted humanitarian relief convoys to local villages where there were signs of famine in the local population.

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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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John Newton

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John Frederick Mould

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John Laurie Paterson

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Wilfrid Millen

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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Maurice Bossé

Maurice Bossé

Army • Home Town: Ste Hélène de Kamouraska, Quebec

I earned the DCM [Distinguished Conduct Medal] in Germany; but it’s not something you earn easily.

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Jean-Paul Bertrand

Jean-Paul Bertrand

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

There were places where we couldn’t advance - there were thousands of V-2s, it was mayhem.

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Alice Samuel

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Ed Pearson

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Arthur Boyle

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Hubert Lalonde

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Jacques Nadeau

Jacques Nadeau

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

So he said to me, “Komme komme mein liebe” which means, “Come, come my dear!” He said to me, “The war is over for you”.

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Donald Munroe

Donald Munroe

Air Force • Home Town: Windsor, Ontario

Sometimes over the target, there would be heavy flak and sometimes this would do us damage and I remember we would start off with four engines, but by the time we got back to base sometime, one engine was feathered.

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