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It was a long-awaited reunion Sunday at the Ottawa International Airport between retired soldier Sammy Sampson and genocide survivor Sammy Tuyishime.
8 years ago (i can’t believe how many years have passed) on June 26, 2010 my friends were drivers for the medics and unfortunately one of their vehicles were hit by an IED. Kristal Giesbrecht and Andrew Miller lost their lives that day. The “Love Boat” lives on in the memories of those that were there and those that heard stories.
I never knew Kristal but I know many of her family. One of the men or women will ever be forgotten, because their stories live on.
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Rest easy sir. Another local fighter gone. Thank you for all your service.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one of our beloved Korean War Veterans, Vaughan Bernard Johnson. He was 89 years old.
Vaughan Bernard Johnson was born in Coe Hill, Ontario on October 7, 1928. He came from a military family. His father served in WWI and two of his brothers served in WWII. One of his brothers served in the Navy and the other brother served in the “The First Special Service Force” that was nicknamed “The Devil’s Brigade”.
Vaughn has a beautiful daughter with 30 years service in the R.C.A.F. He also has a son.
Vaughn volunteered for service in the R.C.A.S.C. (R.C.A. Special Force) on December 8, 1950. After training Vaughn was shipped out as an ambulance driver for the 25th Field Ambulance, Medical Corps.
When he arrived in Korea, He was assigned the job as Quarter Master Driver, then later as a driver to haul 40 gallon drums of gas for the unit.
He Transferred again to delivering dispatches with a jeep and he was also used as a driver to take Officers to meetings.
After that Vaughn was transferred to the 54th Transport hauling 4.2 mortar shells to the English Mortar Platoons at the front lines.
Vaughn was given the nickname of “Suicide Jockey” by some.
Vaughns last transfer was to the position as a Wireless Radio Operator for his unit.
Where ever there was help needed He was put in that position.
Vaughn was very proud to have served our great country Canada in the R.C.A. in whatever capacity He was needed in order for South Korea to gain their freedom.
Our thoughts and prayers are with His beautiful wife Elaine Johnson and his family during this very difficult time.
Vaughn was a very sweet loveable man who came to many of our events.
Vaughn will be greatly missed by all who new and loved him. Thank you Vaughn for your service and may you Rest In Peace. God bless.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
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To my friends heading over to Mali stay safe. When you get back there will be beers waiting.
A small advance team has arrived in Mali for Canada's first substantial peacekeeping mission in nearly two decades.