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Duk Soo Kim

Duk Soo Kim

Army • Home Town: Seoul, Korea (Republic of)

So I fell down with my soldiers, after retreat some hundred metres after I put bayonet to my rifle, and attacked that hill, and occupied that one at once.

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Daniel Kendrick

Daniel Kendrick

Navy • Home Town: Simcoe, Ontario

And I remember going down in there and looking and all I could see was big black rocks and black water and a great big hole.

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Guy Marion

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Lucien Dion

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Joseph Ganin

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Dennis Moore

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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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Lionel Bourboing

Lionel Bourboing

Army • Home Town: Quebec

Once I arrived- one can’t forget that Laos was in the jungle, it wasn’t Montreal- the rain season hadn’t finished.

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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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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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George Myatte

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Wayne Marshall

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Ron Myers

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Gerry O'Pray

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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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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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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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John Frederick Mould

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Joseph Mulvaney

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Sid Meltzer

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Albert Abdey

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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

Thomas Marion

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.

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Arthur Dean

Arthur “Ken” Dean

Air Force • Home Town: Sorrento, British Columbia

I often used to wonder really what happened to people down there. But again, war was war.

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Joy Loveridge

Joy Loveridge

Air Force • Home Town: Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom

And when I went to the door and was greeted by her and taken in and sat down and she produced a tray of tea and biscuits, I knew something was wrong. She told me that my husband and crew were missing and had not returned from their 29th trip over Germany. I was devastated completely and cried all night.

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Elizabeth “Betty” Dimock

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Arthur Franklin

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Malcolm MacConnell

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James “Jim” Brown

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Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee

Army • Home Town: Canada

I think the young people should understand what our generation went through to give them their rights today. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Chinese, Japanese, Irish, they all went through discrimination here in Canada in those days.

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Roger Page

Roger Page

Navy • Home Town: Donnacona, Quebec

I could see lights in the distance, and explosions. Hundreds of bombers were flying over us.

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