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We Worked Hard to Help Others

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We Worked Hard to Help Others

I am very proud of what we did and hopefully we did help the people over there having all those losses and stuff like that. But being there I know that we worked hard to help them people and maybe there was a war and stuff like that but at the end of the day we’re not there to kill anybody, we’re there to help the population that’s struggling there so I am very proud of what we did and hopefully, sometimes I read the papers and stuff and I see things like little girls being able to go to school and that makes me think maybe we did a little difference or even I saw, not too long ago, I saw there was a female contingent of Afghan army and I was thinking, wow, there was nothing like that when I was there so hopefully we did a little difference. I really liked my job, I did and if it was to do it all over again, I’d do it all over again.

Ms. Dupuis expresses the pride she has for her regiments’ contribution to making a better life for the Afghan people.

Natacha Dupuis

Ms. Natacha Dupuis was born May 25, 1979 in Longueuil, Quebec. Throughout her younger years, she always had a desire to join the military. In 1997, at age 18, Ms. Dupuis joined the reserves and with family support and encouragement, she enlisted with Armoured Corp as a tanker. After receiving her basic training in Montreal as well as completed the Crewman course in Valcartier, Ms. Dupuis moved to Vancouver and joined the British Columbia Regiment. There she took an advance reconnaissance course and a few years later joined the Regular Force accepting more training on the Leopard tank and completed the Coyote Gunner/Driver course. Ms. Dupuis was deployed to Bosnia and twice to Afghanistan. Suffering from PTSD, Ms. Dupuis was medically released from the military. She now has a positive focus on her future and maintains pride for her service years. She is involved with the Canada Army Run and is a proud member of the Soldier On organization.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
December 9, 2014
Person Interviewed:
Natacha Dupuis
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Armoured Regiment

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