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Ramsey Withers

Ramsey Withers

Army • Home Town: Scarborough, Ontario

It wasn’t very fun for us to maintain the line, because through shelling and mortaring and Chinese patrols cutting things, we were at it all the time. And of course the only time you could work in that position was at night. Because otherwise we were over-viewed by the Chinese positions.

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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 ordinance that was left lying around, recover bodies, all those tasks were started quickly after the 27th of July.

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Arthur Lortie

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David Bowen

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Garry Williams

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Art Baker

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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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Frank Jefferies

Frank Jefferies

Army • Home Town: Bristol, United Kingdom

A shell would land, and then the next one might be down in front of it, maybe say about 200 metres and then the next one would be about 100 metres up, so we knew they were registering from the way the shells were coming in.

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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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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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Susan Beharriell

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George Myatte

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Gerry O'Pray

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Ron Myers

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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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Camille Ouellet

Camille Ouellet

Air Force • Home Town: Quebec

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

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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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John Newton

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George Scherer

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Albert Abdey

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Thomas Marion

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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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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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Walter Weiss

Walter Weiss

Air Force • Home Town: Emerson, Manitoba

The worst day our outfit had was 1 January, 1945. We had no warning whatever.

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Eric Hawley

Eric “Ric” Hawley

Air Force • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario

And the tail wheel broke off in the bounce and we went back up and bounced back down again, landing this time on the tail turret, which of course was somewhat smashed. And I was sitting in the tail turret. So it was a little bit hectic.

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Albert “Big Al” Revie

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Edith Middleton

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John Franken

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Reg “Crash” Harrison

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Clyde Bougie

Clyde “Bogy” Bougie

Army • Home Town: Barrie, Ontario

But when I fire my ten rounds, Sergeant said, he used to say, “I think you’re cheating.” When they brought the target up, they seen it was just a small one inch hole, all the bullets were going into the same hole.

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Mike Grey

Mike Grey

Army • Home Town: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

I watched a soccer match where the other side parachuted in, one sergeant doing a stand-up landing. I asked him if he didn’t need to roll over and he said, “I have my best battle dress on, sir, I didn’t want to get it dirty.”

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