Cure or curse?

Canadian Airborne Regiment veteran Dave Bona woke up with the same question every morning for more than 20 years: “Is today the day I’m going to kill myself?” He joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1984, served in Cyprus in 1988-89 and the First Gulf War in 1990-91. But he was never the...
  • The jump that changed everything

    July 7, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Paratrooper Steve Daniel’s hard-landing injury triggered a sequence that transformed him into a Paralympian and medical doctor Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne Once he joined the infantry, all Steve Daniel wanted was to be a paratrooper, and he became a good one. Daniel...
  • Masters of their fate, part 2

    June 29, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Team Canada’s training camp in Kingston, Ont., set the roster for the Invictus Games in Toronto this September Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne Canada announced its Invictus Games team on June 15, as a second week-long training camp wrapped up in Kingston, Ont....
  • Masters of their fate

    June 23, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Team Canada’s training camp in Kingston, Ont., set the roster for the Invictus Games in Toronto this September Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne Canada announced its Invictus Games team on June 15, while its second week-long training camp wrapped up in Kingston, Ont....
  • Running into danger

    June 15, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Tough love and quadriplegic rugby helped Chis Klodt find his independence Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne In his 19-year-old mind, an athletic Chris Klodt acknowledged that premature death was a distinct possibility when he joined the army in 2001. He never considered that...
  • His share of the action

    June 9, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Graham Verrier was used to firefights. He served in Bosnia and Kosovo and four times in Afghanistan. Eventually, the biggest fight would be when he got home. Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne First in, last out. It defines army reconnaissance. So it’s more...
  • “I was not the most popular person”

    June 2, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Jim MacEacheran led the team investigating battlefield fatalities in Afghanistan. They often had to reassemble the remains of individuals blown apart. Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne Jim MacEacheran got a cool reception when he arrived in Afghanistan in 2002. It was not necessarily...
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