Veteran Stories:
Marcel Morissette

Army

  • Wash day on Sunday. The soldiers had automatic clothes washers, but they had to dry their clothes outside. Marcel Morissette is on the right with her partner Marcel Dandurand. Camp Borden (ON), 1944.

    Marcel Morissette
  • Marcel Morissette in a jeep on a Sunday during a day off. Hours worked in the garage were mostly on weekdays, Monday through Friday. Camp Borden (ON), July 1944.

    Marcel Morissette
  • This kind of truck with a trailer was used for the towing of damaged armored vehicles or other vehicles that suffered from accident or mechanical failures. Camp Borden (ON), Fall 1944.

    Marcel Morissette
  • Photo taken outside of Camp Borden (ON). This type of truck was used to transport the tools used by mechanics like Marcel Morissette to repair damaged vehicles in convoys.

    Marcel Morissette
  • Montage showing Mr. Morisette's identification plates. As he says, "I asked the officer what I should do with these medals made ​of ​fiber, not of copper. He said: "When you will be killed, we will send one plate to your loved ones . "Mr. Morissette added: "That's not answer to give to a 19 year old boy who has never left his village!"

    The other object is a book on the return to civilian life. Mr. Morissette: "This book allowed me to buy my house, for I have learned in this book in Article 102 that I could do it. I bought it with assistance from the Government of Canada in 1950 at a price of $ 5 500, which I repaired and enlarged. Today, the house is valued at $ 156,000. Thanks to the army. "

    Marcel Morissette
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