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Find-Share-Discuss: March/April 2014

John Harwood of Brighton, Ont., shares a wartime photo taken in Yarmouth, N.S. His father-in-law, Robert Jamieson, is in the photo, but unidentified. Robert went by his middle name Lionel and served in the air force, but there are also navy personnel in the photo. “My wife came upon the photo among her late father’s belongings. John believes Lionel served in a maritime anti-submarine reconnaissance squadron, which was based in Yarmouth during the Second World War... I thought this might be of historical interest to some of your readers. ”

A father’s time in Korea…

 Bernard Parro of Hamilton shares some photos of his father’s journey to and service on the Korean Peninsula in the early 1950s.

“I found them while cleaning out his belongings. Dad (Jim Parro) passed away in January 2013. He was a medic in the Second World War and re-enlisted in 1952 for the Korean War,” explains Bernard.


Above: Jim Parro (left) and a friend named Ottie at Camp Borden shortly after Jim re-enlisted in the army in 1952.


Above: The USS James O’Hara transported Jim and other soldiers from Seattle to Japan.


Above: Jim and other soldiers are transported from Japan to Korea on the Wo Sang.


Above: An undated photo of Jim outside his living quarters while serving with the 25th Canadian Field Dressing Station, Korea.


Above: An undated photo of a large marker placed on the line separating North and South Korea.


Above: A Korean family funeral procession, 1953.

We thank Bernard for sharing these photos, and encourage others to submit photos for Legion Magazine’s Find Share Discuss feature.


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