Language selection


Comradeship Gets Stronger

Heroes Remember

Comradeship Gets Stronger

The Patricia’s say, you know, “Once a Patricia, always a Patricia!” I like to think of it, “Once a Patricia medic, always a Patricia medic!” And if they’re getting up and doing it there is nowhere else I would rather be. Forever plus a day! I still say that to the guys when I run into them, “Forever plus a day, we’re a medic!” I don’t even know if there are reasons. I think It’s just a feeling. And I find now, like I am old in the military now. I have sixteen and a half years in and I think I am only really starting to get it now! You think you had the bond a decade ago or twelve years ago as you go through these crazy circumstances. At that moment in time and obviously you go through life together and life, death, horrible experiences, sweat, tears, blood and obviously the bonds are being developed there. But it’s now ten years later there is a reunion for this or I am attending something else and it’s just a sensation when you cross paths and I think now I am really getting it.

After sixteen years of service, Vanessa shares her pride and understanding of the friendships made throughout the military

Vanessa Larter

Ms. Vanessa Larter was born April 17, 1982 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. After graduating from high school Vanessa studied at UPEI and later made the choice to join the military as a medical technician. Her basic training took her to Gagetown, N,B, Camp Borden, Ontario for her first medical course, BC for paramedic school and then finally to settle with his first job in Edmonton, Alberta. She joined with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry with occupation of army medic. Along with In-Canada service Vanessa had two deployments to Afghanistan, 2006 and 2008. With a sixteen year career Vanessa is still in the military and resides at Camp Borden as a physician assistant holding rank of sergeant. Vanessa has great pride for her military service. She now resides in Ontario with her three children.

Meta Data
Veterans Affairs Canada
October 27, 2018
Person Interviewed:
Vanessa Larter
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI)
Army medic

Copyright / Permission to Reproduce

Related Videos

Date modified: