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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Army • Home Town: Nash Creek, New Brunswick
And in the middle of the night, maybe two or three o'clock in the morning, really a dark night, an explosion went off not too far from the safe trail we had to patrol. And I must have had my back turned because it got me in the back of the leg.
Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario
What they do is they fire two mortar bombs and then when they’re screaming in, they drop in another one. And once there’s two explosions somebody will get up and run to better cover and that third one sometimes gets you.
Army • Home Town: Sydney, Nova Scotia
But on the 3rd of May, we were run over by battalions of Chinese and on that night we lost 26 killed. I think there was 40 people wounded and there was 7 or 8 taken prisoner. Now that all happened on one night and that was the scariest night of my life. That was the famous Battle of 187.
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.
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.
Air Force • Home Town: Quebec
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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.
Army • Home Town: Quebec
Later in the night when they were back at their start point, they could hear soldiers shouting, "Help, 73rd! Help, 73rd!" They were all tied up in the wire and the 73rd couldn't get to them.
Army • Home Town: Ontario
He received a very small pension, for he became deaf, caused by the shells, and he also suffered from gas poisoning. When he came home I guess he had trench mouth and he had to have his teeth pulled out.
Navy • Home Town: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
I look up ahead and I see this wall of water coming at us. It turned out to be a 60 foot rogue wave and I was up to my chest in water.
Army • Home Town: Carman, Manitoba
He was paralyzed from the neck down and he said to me one day, I want you to promise me something.
Army • Home Town: Bialostok, Poland
Finally I found him and I sent a little note along to each soldier to pass it along to the seventh guy in the line. He jumped up and he scared people, they thought there was an emergency