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If I had to go back, I would

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If I had to go back, I would

I look at the people down in the gutter these days with actually no help to help them to grow. I work with that still, because, especially with the kids coming up who can’t get proper food, proper different things, so that they can get enough built their bodies and the brain tissue develop. We should get rid of these selfishness and greedy. But again, the way we’re taught is “ I am. The hell with you!” And all this still exists. I cannot accept that. If I had to do something again, I would go back, yes, because I said we are fighting for democracy of equality of all people is what the war was about. And so I would still go back and fight, all for one and one for all because that’s my way of thinking. And I would put it today that we must learn to assimilate or relate with each other as one. Anything I say I always say relate as one I never use the racial connotation about this, the other, I never say it because I have learned to associate ideology and anything that we are one human race.

Mr. Heron expresses his opinion on what is learned from War and if he had the chance to do it all again, he would!

Roy Heron

Mr. Roy Heron was born in January 1920, in Kingston, Jamaica. The Heron family, was of elite stature, owning several Islands of Jamaica, and provided Mr. Heron with private school. At age 11, his family moved him to Cleveland, Ohio to live with his aunt. Mr. Heron desire was to become an electrician, but while attending technical school he faced racial discrimination. He left and attended academic school, graduated and moved to New York. In 1940, Mr. Heron joined the Norwegian Merchant Marine and after two years came to Canada and joined the army with the Signal Corps. In 1946, he was discharged from the army and returned to the Canadian merchant marine for a few years. Mr. Heron returned to Montreal, Quebec and worked in the construction industry. He married and raised a family.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
February 14, 2011
Person Interviewed:
Roy Heron
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Régiment de la Chaudière

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