Sam Lenko in Rome carrying ten cartons of a thousand cigarettes for trade and currency, since Italiian money was worth so little during the war.
Sam Lenko took German language lessons with this group in Recinizeng, followed by training at Aldershot in England in 1942.
Sam Lenko (centre) with fellow Loyal Edmonton regiment members cutting cordwood in the Arctic in August 1939.
The S.S. McKinzie, a boat Sam Lenko worked on from 1938-1939 two miles from Great Slave Lake before serving in the war. He was paid $1.50 a day but could eat all the strawberries he wanted.
Sam Lenko and Harold Wiltse clowning around before being shipped overseas with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment in 1940.
"And a great big Welshman there grabbed me by the neck, and he says, Come on Canada! You can make it!"""