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Stories of Service and Sacrifice

Lucien Dion

Lucien Dion

Army • Home Town: Ste. Thérèse, Quebec

With my own eyes, I saw Dextraze pat someone on the back. He was patting the backs of his men to encourage them. [...] When he passed away (in 1993) and his funeral was held in Ottawa, I was there.

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Robert Faulkner

Robert Faulkner

Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario

What they do is they fire two mortar bombs and then when they’re screaming in, they drop in another one. And once there’s two explosions somebody will get up and run to better cover and that third one sometimes gets you.

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Pamela MacLeod

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Edison MacDonald

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Allison Furlotte

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Robert Auger

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Art Baker

Art Baker

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

So it was the Chinese army that was in front of us and we were, what, 300 or 400 yards from them and we had our black night glasses and we watched them for 90 days.

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Elphège Renaud

Elphège Renaud

Army • Home Town: St-Féréole, Quebec

But I know that Tremblay and Fong died, because the guys dragged them away in order to take our positions. But it wasn’t us who found Paul Dugal, it was the Chinese [...]

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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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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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Don McLean

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Susan Beharriell

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Camille Ouellet

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Jack Neilson

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Ron Myers

Ron Myers

Air Force • Home Town: Saskatchewan

Our commitment was to do observations along the ADL, which spread from the Mediterranean down to the Gulf of Aqaba - the tip of the Sinai Peninsula -re-supplying Army and UN outposts along the ADL by air.

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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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Sid Meltzer

Sid Meltzer

Army • Home Town: Ontario

My grandfather Joseph, who had served in the Austrian Army before settling in England, installed him with the disciplined life that the military had to offer, and its advantages.

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John Laurie Paterson

John Laurie Paterson

Army • Home Town: Manitoba

John was stringing communication lines under a heavy barrage of shelling and machine gun fire. This was the Battle of Amiens, August 8 to 16, 1918.

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Wilfrid Millen

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Thomas Marion

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John Frederick Mould

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Albert Abdey

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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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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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Roger Proulx

Roger Proulx

Army • Home Town: Papineauville, Quebec

Even if they were enemies…When you see a five or six-year-old child digging through a barrel of filth and flies and eating that… That’s hunger.

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Clifford Guest

Clifford “Cliff” Guest

Air Force • Home Town: Barrie, Canada

If they realized how much that war took, took from Canada, they would never want to see another war again.

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Joy Loveridge

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Steve Lubky

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Arthur “Art” Brown

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Gordon Webb

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Jacques Tremblay

Jacques Tremblay

Army • Home Town: Quebec

I’ll admit that it was prompted by my father [Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas-Louis Tremblay], who had fought in the First World War. He had commanded the 22nd Regiment [22nd Battalion, French Canadian].

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Reg Harrison

Reg “Crash” Harrison

Air Force • Home Town: Lorlie, Saskatchewan

I better keep this thing straight, it's my first trip on the Lanc. I looked up there and I see all this flame and there's a Halifax burning and, “Oh god, I better stay in between these walls of fire.”

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