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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec
That’s for sure, when some of our friends died like that… We would say: “Where is so-and-so?” And they would reply: “You didn’t hear? How come? He died yesterday.”
Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario
I hit Korea and then seeing this poor country devastated, bombed out, burned out, blown up, it was absolutely mind boggling for a young guy to see all this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Navy • Home Town: Semarang, Indonesia
You know, every time the Americans did something very drastic, we’re celebrating, we know the, that freedom was coming soon.
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.
Air Force • Home Town: Guelph, Ontario
As a last resort, I pulled the ripcord, the small parachute attached to the main chute and was spring-loaded. It sprung out, caught the slipstream and dragged me out.