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Stories of Service and Sacrifice

Joseph Gallant

Joseph Gallant

Army • Home Town: Bouctouche, New Brunswick

I changed as well. I was shy. However, I changed quickly. I quickly became strict as a deputy officer during my entire career. And I had a reason for doing it.

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Ron Carruth

Ron Carruth

Army • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario

Walking down this trail, which could have been mined, we didn’t know. It could have been trip bombs or trip wires set on it.

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Lyle McIvor

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Francis Bayne

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Don Allen

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Aimé Michaud

Aimé Michaud

Army • Home Town: Quebec City, Quebec

I said to myself, “Aimé Michaud, you’re a soldier! Forget about the past.” Then it hit me; I had left my parents and my friends behind. I thought, “Now I have a job to do. I am a Van Doo.”

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Daniel Kendrick

Daniel Kendrick

Navy • Home Town: Simcoe, Ontario

And I remember going down in there and looking and all I could see was big black rocks and black water and a great big hole.

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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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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

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Camille Ouellet

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Susan Beharriell

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George Myatte

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Gerry O'Pray

Gerry O'Pray

Army • Home Town: Ontario

A lot of things happened while I was in the Congo. One of the things I remember was kind of a culture shock for me, as a young man coming from Nova Scotia. There were thirty-four different countries, I think, in that mission in the Congo.

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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 Frederick Mould

John Frederick Mould

Army • Home Town: Ontario

He received a very small pension, for he became deaf, caused by the shells, and he also suffered from gas poisoning. When he came home I guess he had trench mouth and he had to have his teeth pulled out.

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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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Norman McHolden

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Joseph Mulvaney

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Thomas Marion

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George Scherer

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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

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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Janet Mowbray

Janet Mowbray

Air Force • Home Town: Ayr, United Kingdom

Just the day after D-Day, one of our WAAF officers, who hadn’t been with us very long, put on her gas mask and walked into the sea at Aberdour.

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Peter Germaniuk

Peter “Gery” Germaniuk

Navy • Home Town: Calmar, Alberta

I would be gun loader, loading two torpedoes, one on each side, and so my job was just lay down beside the torpedo, and the gunner is sitting on top of it.

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James “Jim” Ritchie

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Diane Hawthorne

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John Edwards

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Ernest Bone

Ernest Bone

Air Force • Home Town: Deptford, United Kingdom

There is no black or white in war, only gradations with much grey in between.

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Lewis Chow

Lewis Chow

Army • Home Town: Canada

If you’re caught as a spy, they don’t take prisoner of war, they would just shoot you. Or use just sword. It was a dangerous job when you’re a secret agent.

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