Ronald Green joined the army at the age of 16. He served with The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) from 1962-1967. During his service he spent three years in Canada and two years in Germany as part of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Ronald is a trained paratrooper who was also trained in signals, machine gunner and anti-tank roles. During the Cuban Missile Crisis he was placed on high alert and told to be ready at a moment’s notice should the worst happen.
Ronald has taken part in winter exercises in Alaska with the U.S. army. He also had the privilege to be part of the first Canadian unit to raise the new Canadian flag on foreign soil, Alaska. He and his unit affectionately called themselves the Cold War Warriors.
During his service he also visited Bergen-Belsen concentration camp 20 years after its liberation.
Ronald served with the Canadian Forces during very tense periods of the Cold War.
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