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To be a Soldier

Heroes Remember

From my experience, I’ll tell you, in my own words, I wanted to be a soldier. I served my country well. I’m proud to serve my country. Would I do it again? Drop of a hat, I’d do it again. I would do it again. Would I lay my life on the line for this country? By all means. I would do that also. What it means to me to be a soldier. You can ask any profession. What does it mean to be a cop? What does it mean to be a doctor? To me to be a soldier is to protect Canada, to be on guard for Canada and when somebody sings that “O Canada”, that national anthem, it’s not just a tune. It means something to me after being in countries like this. It means something to me. Will I fight and die for it? You’re darn right I would and I’m not the only soldiers. There’s lots out there. We would. Yes, that’s how I feel. Has it served me well? It did.

Mr. Wiseman shares the pride he has for being a soldier and how his contribution served him well.

Robert Wiseman

Mr. Robert Wiseman was born October 9, 1953 in Bathurst, New Brunswick. With his father being a Veteran, and his five other brothers joining up, Mr. Wiseman made this the reason for joining the service. In 1974, fresh out of high school, Mr. Wiseman travelled to CFB Cornwallis Recruitment Camp receiving 11 weeks of training then to CFB Gagetown for advanced training as a combat soldier. Mr. Wiseman joined the army experiencing one tour to Cyprus and later in his career travelled to Bosnia holding the rank of Warrant Officer. His service in Bosnia provided humanitarian support to the Bosnian people after the Srebrenica massacre where many people were killed. After discharging from the army, Mr. Wiseman returned to Fredericton.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
Person Interviewed:
Robert Wiseman
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Canadian Armed Forces
Warrant Officer

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