May 19th, 2024

Thoughts about those who fought for freedom


By Letter to the Editor on November 4, 2021.

Editor:
My brother Joe left for Hamilton, Ontario at the age of 18 to join the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, where he took his training to prepare him to fight for his country and king, before travelling to England in 1939.
Sometime ago I read Brian Hancock’s letter to the editor when he said, “while he was growing up during the Second World War in England, people kept their lights on to warn everyone that bombs are coming.” When I read this, chills ran through my spine as I thought of brother Joe fighting for our freedom.
He took the naval ship across the English Channel to Dieppe, France where they took a U-boat to the shores.
The sky had darkened, numerous Lancaster bombers and parachutes filled the sky.
On Aug. 19, 1942, Nazi troops raided Dieppe. There were 5,000 troops who enlisted for the operation; only 2,210 returned to England.
There were 3,367 casualties, including 1,946 POW’s and 916 lost their lives.
The successful D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, saved countless lives in that momentous offensive. Joe was fortunate to become a tailor and made uniforms for the army.
Paul Jones
Coaldale

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buckwheat

So Kapernick could take a knee and Netflix could make a movie. They named a bridge after another NFL player who went to war and didn’t come back. Pat Tillman. Who should one respect. I’m with you on this one Paul Jones.

SophieR

Maybe both, buckwheat?