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Weapons Search on a Chicken Farm

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Weapons Search on a Chicken Farm

The soldier side of it was 99% boring and 1% excitement where you’d do a coordinate search operation or a raid and you’d go collect weapons or you would answer to, you know, the Intelligence would provide you with information, there’s a possible weapons location, you would go and search that location. My section, I don’t know what we did to deserve this but in Bosnia there’s these community firms called agro-commerce. They were state run farms and they had had a tip that there was weapons buried in one of the chicken farms in one of the chicken sheds. Now because the whole infrastructure collapsed they were no longer being used but they were knee deep in chicken shit and we spent a month searching chicken barns and going in and we had mine probes and we were probing the chicken shit to find any hidden weapons. We found like a couple guns with the security guards at the factories and things but we never found anything in any of those barns but I will tell you it was, we all didn’t want anything to do with chicken for a long time after that.

Mr. McCue shares an unfortunate exercise that his unit was given in searching for weapons in an abandoned chicken barn, something he will never forget!

Robert McCue

Mr. Robert McCue was born August 22, 1972 in the city of Edmonton, Alberta. During his youth, he joined the air cadets and contributes this as a turning point towards a military career. Joining the Reserves, Mr. McCue became a part of the South Alberta Lighthorse Unit formerly known as the South Alberta Regiment. He accepted a deployment to Bosnia in 2003 as an infantry section commander, holding rank of sergeant. Later, he accepted a position with a newly developed unit, PSYOPS and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. During this time Mr. McCue worked for Canada Post. Having a strong interest in military history and respecting the contributions made by his grandfather during WWI, Mr. McCue had the opportunity to travel as part of the delegation to Vimy in celebration of the 100th anniversary, an honour he will cherish for a lifetime. Mr. McCue presently resides in Edmonton, Alberta with his family.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
April 3, 2017
Person Interviewed:
Robert McCue
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI)

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