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The Sacrifices and Achievements

Two Indigenous Veterans of the Korean War: Pte. Lloyd Michon and Pte. Fred Young, both from Lake Nipigon, Ontario. (Lloyd Michon)

The Korea Armistice Agreement was signed July 27, 1953. For a little more than three years, the various UN Command Forces advanced, retreated and held their ground. They endured the bitter extremes of the Korean climate as well as the terrain's taxing combination of steep hills and swampy rice paddies.

It is not known how many Indigenous service members were killed in action in Korea. More than 500 Canadians lost their lives as a result of the war.

Many Korean War Veterans, including Ted Jamieson and Ronald Lowry, chose to remain in the Canadian Forces. For men such as them, tradition became a career.

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