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Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Army • Home Town: Port au Port, Newfoundland and Labrador
It was good to see my friends, my family, my fiancée and to know that I was in a place that was safe, that I didn’t have to worry about walking the streets and no pressure. Had to face life on life’s terms. And to me, that was like gold. Like gold. Still is today.
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: Campbelltown, New Brunswick
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Army • Home Town: Victoria, British Columbia
Well, I was behind the hill, so you know there’s someone over there who was taking a shot at me, so I quickly ducked into a trench. But when you hear that snap in your ear of the bullet going a foot, two feet away from you, you duck in a hurry.
Army • Home Town: Saint John, New Brunswick
Cassino was a mess, the whole city. Somebody had said there’s no Canadians there, but I, I was one of them who was there
Army • Home Town: York Township, Ontario
It was embedded in my bone and they said, well, it’s not going to move anyhow, I’ll put a battle dressing on it and give you a handful of aspirin and back to the gun.
Army • Home Town: Beechy, Saskatchewan
he seemed about a baby-faced 18, but he didn’t look near that old. And he was standing there, his eyes as big as saucers, shaking and tried to talk to him and we couldn’t talk to him; and finally he said, I saved my hat