Why you shouldn’t steal the padre’s whisky

– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – Two of my uncles ended up in the Korean War, one in the Canadian Army, the other in the American Army (how that happened is a story in itself). Cy was a sergeant in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, assigned to the Canadian headquarters where, among other...
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    March 29, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    This sea story is from Vince Leah, also of Winnipeg: During the Second World War operations in the South Pacific, an alert Royal Navy destroyer scooped up a U.S. sailor who had fallen overboard from his cruiser. The grateful American captain sent over a huge...
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    March 17, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Here is a story from R.E. Crumb, Berwyn, Alta.: A German officer, travelling home from the Russian Front through Poland, shared a train compartment with three Poles–a pretty young woman, an elderly woman and a man. The train entered a tunnel and in the complete...
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    March 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Pat Roberts, L.A. zone commander in Kamloops, B.C., reports on a roasting of Mike Boscott, zone commander, at North Thompson Valleys Branch in Barriere. Bob Campbell recounted that Boscott once lamented on seeing a truckload of fresh sod being delivered: “I wish I could afford...
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    February 23, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Janet Wilcox of Gander, Nfld., says her granddaughter, Allison, had just started school and was asked why she had a holiday on Nov.11. She replied: “It’s for all poppies and grandpoppies who helped to fight the...
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    January 26, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    A Christmas-leave story from Danny Arntsen of Delisle, Sask.: I was orderly sergeant at Debert, N.S., when the regimental sergeant major asked my advice about a telegram he had just received from my friend Blacky. The telegram said: “Please grant three-day extension of leave. Sister...
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    January 21, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Cane of St.Catharines, Ont., says he has proof that old soldiers not only don’t die, they don’t even fade away. His 94-year-old uncle, Jim, a First World War veteran, wrote a cheque to pay his city taxes but died before the cheque was cashed. He...
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