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Frank Wood

Frank Wood

Army • Home Town: Peterborough, Ontario

Over to the Chinese side on the Sami-ch’on Valley, and my God when they started to appear I don’t know. I just can’t describe it. Like a huge flock of cattle or herd of cattle or flock of chickens or there was just massive. And the valley by this time was pretty well packed with Chinese.

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Arsène Dubé

Arsène Dubé

Army • Home Town: Rivière-Verte, New Brunswick

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Frank Jefferies

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Francis Bayne

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Pamela MacLeod

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Allison Furlotte

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Robert Faulkner

Robert Faulkner

Army • Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario

What they do is they fire two mortar bombs and then when they’re screaming in, they drop in another one. And once there’s two explosions somebody will get up and run to better cover and that third one sometimes gets you.

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Aimé Adam

Aimé Adam

Navy • Home Town: St. Elisabeth, Quebec

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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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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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Camille Ouellet

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Susan Beharriell

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George Myatte

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Shannon Matechuk

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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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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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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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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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Norman McHolden

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George Scherer

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John Laurie Paterson

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Albert Abdey

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Joseph Mulvaney

Joseph Mulvaney

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Charles Laking

Charles Laking

Army • Home Town: Ontario

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Glennis Boyce

Glennis Boyce

Air Force • Home Town: Saint John, New Brunswick

I tried to break it gently to my mother by telling her that I was thinking of joining the RCAF. At that time, I had already been sworn in.

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Ed Pearson

Ed Pearson

Air Force • Home Town: London, England, Canada

Left school at 14 and went to work with Rawlinson’s Aircraft, because I was mad on airplanes. And I still am.

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Rudy Deutsch

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Elmer “Al” Trotter

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Grace Breau-Theriault

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Clare Swartzentruber

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Gordon Wilson

Gordon Wilson

Air Force • Home Town: Limeric, Saskatchewan

Air warfare is not like hand-to-hand combat, it’s impersonal and you know, they’re going to try and shoot you down, you’re going to try and shoot them down.

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Jean-Paul Bertrand

Jean-Paul Bertrand

Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec

There were places where we couldn’t advance - there were thousands of V-2s, it was mayhem.

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