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William Yuill

William Yuill

Army • Home Town: Oakville, Manitoba

The plaque said, “God and the soldier we alike adore in times of danger, not before. The danger’s passed, the wrong is righted, God is forgotten, the soldier slighted.”

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Robert Stewart

Robert “Bob” Stewart

Army • Home Town: Saint John, New Brunswick

And that’s what bothered me the most anyway was the sense of failure when you lost somebody. Because you always think, well, if I’d known a little more, maybe I could have saved him.

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Duk Soo Kim

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Frank Jefferies

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André Therrien

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David Bowen

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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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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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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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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

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Camille Ouellet

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Wayne Marshall

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Gerry O'Pray

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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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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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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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Thomas Marion

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Joseph Mulvaney

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John Newton

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John Frederick Mould

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Norman McHolden

Norman McHolden

Army • Home Town: Nova Scotia

At different battles so many lives were lost that it was not always able to keep clear records of burial sites. The weather often worked against proper burials and the mud that ensued was dreadful.

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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Shirley Richardson

Shirley Richardson

Air Force • Home Town: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

And, I had three older brothers, who were all in the forces, and I guess my parents, they had to make a 24-hour decision, decided to send me out to Canada. And, when I said goodbye to them, they and I thought we would never see each other again. I was age 15.

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Corinne Sévigny

Corinne Sévigny

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

But let me point out that back then, women went to work in the factories. It was unheard of before then. Thousands of women went to work in the factories. It was an extraordinary feminist revolution!

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Brian Murphy

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Jean Clermont

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John “Chippy” Stephen

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Lois Cooper

Lois Cooper

Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario

So you see, they do a great deal for us, bring out potential qualities that may have been deeply hidden: tenderness, love and understanding

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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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