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Early Influence

Heroes Remember

Well when I was in Grade nine we had a military officer, I believe. I don’t remember the ranks becauseI didn’t know the ranks at the time. He was all dressed up in his full service uniform and came to our library and they had a career day. And our class went into the library and he told us about his service and the experiences he had. I was impressed by his medals, by his confidence, his maturity and I wanted to be part of something bigger than me. So I decided grade nine I will finish high school, go through university. I will do my thing and I kept getting drawn back to my idea of being in the military so when I went to Memorial University for the first couple of years to pay for school I joined the reserve unit in Newfoundland and now I’m here.

During her high school year, a visit from military officer inspires her desire to make military service a part of her life

Wendy Dalcourt

Ms. Wendy Dalcourt was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland October 29, 1965. During her high school years Wendy was adamant that a military career was for her and after studying at Memorial University joined the Reserves Unit as a clerk holding several different positions within office administration. Along with her In-Canada service, Wendy accepted a deployment to Afghanistan in 2012 under Roto Operation Tension in the area of HR Administration. Presently still serving, Wendy is proud to be part of Team Canada 2018 Invictus Games where she participates in the sport of w/c rugby and archery traveling to Sydney, Australia to participate in the games. Wendy holds great pride for her service with the Canadian military. She and her family reside in Etobicoke, Ontario.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
July 25, 2018
Person Interviewed:
Wendy Dalcourt
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Reserves Infantry

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