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Stories of Service and Sacrifice

Frank Smyth

Frank Smyth

Army • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario

It’s like about five after twelve and they’re supposed to blow the bridge at twelve, and we’re screaming, “Don’t blow, don’t blow!”

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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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Pamela MacLeod

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Raymond Olivier

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Lionel Bourboing

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Gilles Martin

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Robert Auger

Robert Auger

Army • Home Town: Quebec City, Quebec

The transcription in English is not available at this moment. Please refer to the transcript in French.

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Aimé Adam

Aimé Adam

Navy • Home Town: St. Elisabeth, Quebec

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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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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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Susan Beharriell

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George Myatte

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Jack Neilson

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Shannon Matechuk

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Camille Ouellet

Camille Ouellet

Air Force • Home Town: Quebec

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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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Albert Abdey

Albert Abdey

Army • Home Town: Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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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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John Laurie Paterson

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John Frederick Mould

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Thomas Marion

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Sid Meltzer

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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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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Maurice Snook

Maurice “Junior” Snook

Army • Home Town: Cowplain, United Kingdom

We were fed each week four potatoes with skins on, small ones, one-inch in diameter and then we had a bowl of turnip soup. I don’t eat turnips to this day.

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Jim McPhee

Jim McPhee

Air Force • Home Town: Barrie, Ontario

I realized that I was in a free-fall, pulled my ripcord and with a very short interval, I landed on top of a roof, rolled off onto a cobblestone courtyard.

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René Massé

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Maurice “Whitey” White

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Barney Roberge

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Evelyn Davis

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Arlo Moen

Arlo Moen

Navy • Home Town: Nova Scotia

And he says, there’s not a chance that we’ll make it (this was in December); this water is so cold that we wouldn’t last five minutes ̶ it’ll be an easy death. That was a very comforting thought.

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Steve Lubky

Steve Lubky

Army • Home Town: Kelowna, British Columbia

But that poor kid just got me. Now I have a different feeling for all kids. No child should suffer like that.

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