Cross Border Doctor

It can be extraordinary who and what you will find when digging into family history. In an article for Legion Magazine last year, CBC journalist Murray Brewster wrote about the Battle of Ridgeway and the eyewitness account of his great-great-grandfather, a doctor and United States Civil War veteran, who in June 1866 tended wounded...
  • Training For Trouble

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Andrew F. Maksymchuk   “Don’t puke on the grass!” yelled the physical training instructor. I turned my head toward the pavement. “Don’t barf on the pavement!” shouted the same instructor. To hell with you, I thought to myself as I let it go halfway...
  • A Hot Night In The Zone

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Robert Burns   On July 20, 1974, Turkey’s military invaded Cyprus in response to an ill-fated military coup aimed at bringing about the union of the Mediterranean island with Greece. During the invasion, the Turks sent thousands of troops in by sea and air...
  • The Sweet Escape

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Jennifer Trewartha   During World War I, my grandfather, Private Thomas P. Harris, served as a medic with 6th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps. By Christmas 1917, the young man, who had been born in England and raised in Montreal, had seen action...
  • Policing The Wilds

    March 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Andrew F. Maksymchuk I was raised in British Columbia and spent a year in southern Ontario before joining the Ontario Provincial Police in 1964. My wife, Myra, is from Prince Edward Island and she began her career as a registered nurse in Kenora, Ont.,...
  • Haven Was A Vacant Lot

    March 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Captain Fred Doucette Sarajevo was a dangerous place in 1995, but there were locations within the heavily damaged city where people felt safe. One such spot was a vacant lot next to a house shared by five members of our United Nations Military Observer...
  • Courage To Return

    March 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Tom MacGregor Sai Wan Hill offers a spectacular view. When you get away from the concrete and skyscrapers in the bustling city of Hong Kong, you find areas of lush forest growth, even with winter coming on. In one of four buses carrying a...