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 Honouring Branch 197 Veterans

At Branch 197, we are privileged to have quite a few veterans from the Second World War and the Korean War as members of our branch. We also have a few members of other conflicts and peacekeeping missions where Canadian men and women of our armed forces have served.
Here we try to introduce you to some of these members, and for some of our new members this might help you to put a name to a face.
We would be proud to list all our members who are veterans, and would really appreciate it if you could provide us with a little biography and picture so we could honour you here.



Sergeant Major Dave Crook, CD

Sergeant Major Dave Crook, CD

Honours and Awards: Canadian Forces Decoration

Army, Korean War

Dave Crook was 18 years old when he joined the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. As a private in the Korean War, he helped maintain a position for three days while being surrounded and cut off from allied support. For his bravery and steadfast behaviour in battle, he received a presidential citation from the government of the United States. 

Today, Dave remembers the wartime hardships of living outside through two harsh winters and being dug into a hole in the ground with only one blanket to keep him warm. He says, “I did it for this beautiful country.”

The army helped Dave learn about life and helped him place value on what is important. “Material things are not important to me,” he says. “Remembering you are Canadian is.”

A man of excellent character, Sergeant Major Dave Crook proudly and faithfully served Canadians for 29 years in the military.


Thomas M. Grant
Thomas M. Grant

Tom is a 26 year Veteran of the British Army, (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders).

He saw combat on the Malaysian Peninsula, the Jungle War in Bornea, South Arabia and Northern Ireland.

In 1967 he was awarded a mention in dispatches for gallantry under fire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd.

However, he feels his claim to fame is that he danced with Queen Elizabeth while serving as a member of her Royal Guard at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.


If you are a veteran, or perhaps your parents or grandparents are veterans,

PLEASE email sharong@creativenetworkingsolutions.com so we can post

information about you or your relative and honour them on our site.

 

Sharon Graham

Webmistress - rclbr197.org





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