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Comradery - One of the Best Things in Life!!

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Comradery - One of the Best Things in Life!!

That’s probably one of the best things, one of the best things in life to have your fellow brothers from your regiment, Royals. You could be walking down the street fifteen years later and run into a fellow soldier that was with you back then and it’s like it was yesterday that you seen him, the time didn’t go by and the friendship is always there. Basically it is a strong relationship you build with your fellows soldiers, you know , because your life depended on their trust, you know, you had to trust your brother beside you and he had to trust you so that’s something that comes to you and remains for the rest of your life. Comraderie is, I believe, is the strongest thing you can have.

Mr. Bojalil expresses his bond and strong feelings he gained through the friendships of his fellow soldiers.

Alfredo “Alphie” Bojalil

Mr. Alphie Bojalil was born in Mexico City, August 9, 1969. At the young age of 15, Mr. Bojalil had the keen desire to join the military as the discipline and adventure for travel intrigued his interest. In 1988-89, Mr. Bojalil went to Battle School in Petawawa, Ontario and joined the Royal Canadian Regiment. After his training, Mr. Bojalil was posted to Germany where he remained for 2 years. A big part of Mr. Bojalil’s military career involved his participation as a peacekeeper with 3 RCR, November Company where he and a contingent of soldiers travelled to the besiege city of Sarajevo in 1992 with their main task to reopen the airport and provide humanitarian aid and supply to the people of this city. For this, Mr. Bojalil gained recognition and was awarded the Commander-In-Chief Commendation for his participation in this effort. After discharge from the military, Mr. Bojalil became a strong advocate for his fellow soldiers involved in this mission and has tirelessly worked to bring them together for a reunion in 2009. Mr. Bojalil remains a strong voice for his service and holds great pride for his unit’s accomplishments. Mr. Bojalil married and has one daughter.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
Person Interviewed:
Alfredo “Alphie” Bojalil
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Canadian Armed Forces
Royal Canadian Regiment

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