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Dennis Moore

Dennis Moore

Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario

And we came across a bit of a hill, looked at, and Jesus, there was the most beautiful ice rink on the Imjin, outside rink. It was like mirror, like a glass, they’d done it up.

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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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Don Leier

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Joseph Gallant

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Robert Auger

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Lionel Bourboing

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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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Peter Chisholm

Peter Chisholm

Army • Home Town: Canada

It was within days that we started to map up the minefield locations, secure the fences, destroy ordnances left lying around, recover bodies… all those tasks were started quickly after the 27th of July.

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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

George Myatte

Army • Home Town: Ontario

The United Nations decided to send in two battalions, that were outside the airport waiting in armoured vehicles – that would have been the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, also the Van Doo regiment. That, basically, insured that the airport was going to be secure.

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Wayne Marshall

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Susan Beharriell

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Ron Myers

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Camille Ouellet

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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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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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John Newton

John Newton

Army • Home Town: Ontario

It goes right through until August the 9th, 1918 and it stops there, and that was the day that the Canadian Army struck off at the Battle of Amiens, which was the beginning of the end of the war. I guess he was so busy after that battle started that he never had time to write in the diary.

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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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John Frederick Mould

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Sid Meltzer

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Albert Abdey

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Paul Métivier

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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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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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Edna Simpson

Edna “Bunny” Simpson

Air Force • Home Town: Liverpool, United Kingdom

I remember the bad times and in many ways, I can’t really think back to that bombing time because so many horrible things happened.

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Leonard Allbon

Leonard Allbon

Air Force • Home Town: Alberta

And we spent the hours before the Dieppe invasion and a day or two after that, constantly on the system.

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Welsford Daniels

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Ruby Somers

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Winifred “Gracie” Field

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Jim McPhee

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Havelyn Chiasson

Havelyn Chiasson

Army • Home Town: New Brunswick

We captured a mile of beach that first day; that's all we had was a mile of beach, a mile long and about a half mile wide and that’s where we spent the first night.

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Elsie Mills

Elsie Mills

Air Force • Home Town: Chillingham, Kent, United Kingdom

There wasn’t a single solitary night that the air raids weren’t continuing over Bristol.

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