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Allison Furlotte

Allison Furlotte

Army • Home Town: Nash Creek, New Brunswick

And in the middle of the night, maybe two or three o'clock in the morning, really a dark night, an explosion went off not too far from the safe trail we had to patrol. And I must have had my back turned because it got me in the back of the leg.

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Lyle McIvor

Lyle McIvor

Army • Home Town: Carmon, Manitoba

In all the books they write, they mention Evans but nobody ever mentions my buddy Tolver and he's the one that went back out to get Evans.

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Elphège Renaud

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Delphis Cormier

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Edison MacDonald

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Duk Soo Kim

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Frank Lucano

Frank Lucano

Army • Home Town: Peterborough, Ontario

And to this day I’m thinking, those kids, and they were all kids, you know, are of one mind or the other mind, was, if anything comes around like this, this low, they’re going to blow them out of the sky with 50-caliber machine guns.

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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 ordnances left lying around, recover bodies… all those tasks were started quickly after the 27th of July.

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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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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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Susan Beharriell

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Jack Neilson

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Camille Ouellet

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George Myatte

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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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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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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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Wilfrid Millen

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Albert Abdey

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Sid Meltzer

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John Laurie Paterson

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John Newton

John Newton

Army • Home Town: Ontario

It goes right through until August the 9th, 1918 and it stops there, and that was the day that the Canadian Army struck off at the Battle of Amiens, which was the beginning of the end of the war. I guess he was so busy after that battle started that he never had time to write in the diary.

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Paul Métivier

Paul Métivier

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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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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Colin Brown

Colin Brown

Army • Home Town: Ancaster, Ontario

At least every morning, and once just at dusk, the Germans tried to overrun us in this bridgehead...but we had these Bofors guns on our side of the canal...somebody decided they would be operationally good to stop these counterattacks by the Germans, and they certainly did.

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Jack McFarland

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Martin Boomsma

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Aaron Glustien

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Celia Brown

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Bud Dash

Bud Dash

Air Force • Home Town: Wildwood, Alberta

When they turned on the lights for the, for the aircraft to land, of course, everything’s blacked out in wartime. The Germans strafed a station.

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Phoebe Magee

Phoebe Magee

Air Force • Home Town: Canada

And sometimes, you know, they dropped their bombs way off target as I guess sometimes they just got the hell out of there because it was so dangerous and they just decided to dump their bombs and get away.

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