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Stories of Service and Sacrifice

Alphonse Martel

Alphonse Martel

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.”

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Gordon Harrison

Gordon Harrison

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.

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Aimé Adam

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Gilles Martin

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John Woods

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Ramsey Withers

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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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Arsène Dubé

Arsène Dubé

Army • Home Town: Rivière-Verte, New Brunswick

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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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 Myatte

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Camille Ouellet

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Gerry O'Pray

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Ron Myers

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Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall

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.

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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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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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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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George Scherer

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John Laurie Paterson

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Charles Laking

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John Newton

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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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Albert Abdey

Albert Abdey

Army • Home Town: Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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John Franken

John Franken

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.

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Cyril Roach

Cyril Roach

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.

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Frederick McGuinness

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Douglas Warren

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George McKiel

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Roderick “Mac” MacIntosh

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Ed Green

Ed Green

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.

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John Cathie

John Cathie

Army • Home Town: Leduc, Alberta

I was very lucky and I’m very glad, you know, it could have been a curtain call for me if I had been in a regular battle.

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