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Kap'yong Day

Today is Kap’yong Day. Details of the battle are available online and there is a useful series of 4 videos, too. Suffice it to say that, as first the US divisions and then the South Korean forces weakened and withdrew, only three units remained to hold off a massive Chinese attack: 49 more words

Australia

'If you sweat up there, you die'; Edmonton soldiers participate in dangerous Arctic operation

EDMONTON — Troops from Edmonton recently carried out a military operation in one of the most extreme climates on earth. Exercise Arctic Ram had troops parachute into the Arctic and participate in a ground mission at -50ºC. 689 more words

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Edmonton-based soldiers head north for parachute mission to the Arctic

“If we don’t get in the air soon, I’m going to piss myself.”

The soldier next to me has been wriggling in his seat for the last few minutes, looking everywhere for some sign of relief. 1,017 more words

Canada

McGill’s Olympian: Percival Molson and the PPCLI

First of all, we’d like to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year! It’s been a very big year for us and we’re hoping that, with your continued support, we will go on to have an even bigger year in 2016. 683 more words

First World War

War Heroes as Anti-Semitic Targets

Tibor Rubin could be the poster boy candidate for all immigrants, anywhere. He embraced his adopted country  with a devotion right out of the U.S. national anthem: to him America literally was  the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. 705 more words

Korean War

Edmonton soldier injured during live-fire training at CFB Wainwright

EDMONTON — A military member was taken to an Edmonton hospital Monday after being injured during nighttime live-fire training in Wainwright, Alta.

The Canadian Armed Forces has not released further details on how the member was injured or the extent of injuries, although the armed forces did say the soldier did contact family after the injury. 116 more words

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The Gambler

Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Stewart, D.S.O. †
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

The letters from the regiment after his death read, “The men would follow him anywhere; he seemed to bear a charmed life.” Yet what was his life until the War gave him his chance?

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KIA