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Stories of Service and Sacrifice

Duk Soo Kim

Duk Soo Kim

Army • Home Town: Seoul, Korea (Republic of)

So I fell down with my soldiers, after retreat some hundred metres after I put bayonet to my rifle, and attacked that hill, and occupied that one at once.

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Paul Tomelin

Paul Tomelin

Army • Home Town: Calgary, Alberta

My experience during the Second World War convinced me that war was hell. And when I was in Korea, I think that’s what I tried to get out with my photographs, that war was hell.

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Pamela MacLeod

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David Bowen

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André Therrien

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Frank Wood

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Norman Heide

Norman Heide

Navy • Home Town: Vancouver, British Columbia

We were watching for trains carrying war goods and troops etc, by the enemy. Our patrol area was approximately 10 miles long, back and forth, back and forth. On a previous patrol we had caught a train between tunnels and we destroyed all the box cars.

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Donald MacLeod

Donald “Bud” MacLeod

Army • Home Town: Vancouver, British Columbia

He had no sooner said that when a sniper’s bullet crossed my left shoulder and struck my platoon runner Private Oliver killing him instantly.

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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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Camille Ouellet

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Gerry O'Pray

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Don McLean

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Jack Neilson

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Susan Beharriell

Susan Beharriell

Air Force • Home Town: Ontario

They told me I couldn't fly in a high performance jet aircraft because "my female parts would be damaged." It was quite a thrill breaking the sound barrier at 100 feet, climbing straight up and doing rolls and loops above the clouds.

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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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Albert Abdey

Albert Abdey

Army • Home Town: Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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Thomas Marion

Thomas Marion

Army • Home Town: Quebec

Later in the night when they were back at their start point, they could hear soldiers shouting, "Help, 73rd! Help, 73rd!" They were all tied up in the wire and the 73rd couldn't get to them.

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Joseph Mulvaney

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Norman McHolden

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Paul Métivier

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John Laurie Paterson

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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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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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Orme Payne

Orme Payne

Army • Home Town: Port Moody, British Columbia

If I was young and foolish, I guess I’d do it over again if, you know, if the circumstances were the same.

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Roy Heron

Roy Heron

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

I made it a point to be very active and help in the children of both in Holland and in Germany, because kids had nothing to do with the war and they need help and kids were my prime factor in helping

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Robert McGhie

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David “The Kid” Havard

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Robert “Bob” Farquharson

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Steve Lubky

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Werner Hirschmann

Werner Hirschmann

Navy • Home Town: Dusseldorf, Germany

We had the feeling we had been picked up and found by a warship. We came up to the surface and saw a small warship approaching us at high speed.

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Gilles Boulanger

Gilles Boulanger

Air Force • Home Town: Sherbrooke, Quebec

It’s like you’d awoken in a bad dream; the turret, the machine guns, the noise, the motors, the fire coming out of the motors.

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