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Stories of Service and Sacrifice

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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Gilles Martin

Gilles Martin

Army • Home Town: New Richmond, Quebec

For quite a long time, I wondered if it was really worth it. [...] Well, after reflecting [...] I understood that if we hadn’t gone, history would definitely not have been the same.

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Raphael “Ralph” Dael

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Edison MacDonald

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Norman Heide

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Gordon Harrison

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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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Arthur Lortie

Arthur Lortie

Army • Home Town: Quebec

We climbed the mountain, shouting and firing: grenades, machine guns, other guns. We opened fire as if there were 30 of us. We were only about 10.

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Jack Neilson

Jack Neilson

Army • Home Town: Ontario

Our mandate was to prevent civil war, arrange a cease fire and halt all military operations. Prior to this was the apprehension and detention of all foreign military and para-military personnel not under UN command. And it was specifically related to mercenaries. Use of force was authorized.

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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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Wayne Marshall

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Ron Myers

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Shannon Matechuk

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Gerry O'Pray

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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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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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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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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Wilfrid Millen

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John Frederick Mould

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John Laurie Paterson

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Thomas Marion

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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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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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Clifford Hobbis

Clifford Hobbis

Army • Home Town: Regina, Saskatchewan

When we came back with that Jeep, if there was 30, there was 29 with tears. It shook them. And that was one of our miracles.

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Mark MacDonald

Mark “Lewis” MacDonald

Army • Home Town: Miramichi, New Brunswick

let’s get a picture taken and send home to our mother, because we might never be together again. And we never were together again.

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Paul Bender

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Herbert Shillington

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Anatole Côté

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Joyce Paynter

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Donald Stevenson

Donald Stevenson

Air Force • Home Town: Kingston, Ontario

One of the exciting events was in early 1945 when the Japanese started sending [hydrogen filled] balloons over to Canada with bombs hanging in baskets under them.

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Warren Urquhart

Warren “Red” Urquhart

Navy • Home Town: Olds, Alberta

People were standing on the shore along Pier 21, watching the star shells going off in the air and the explosions before she was sunk.

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