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My Deployment to Kosovo

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My Deployment to Kosovo

Very tense couple of days and then as the tour went and you’re, three times a week we’re taking re-supplies north and our job just positioning the convoy as we’re going I was usually behind the super tanker fuel so tankers here that supply your gas and everything to the gas stations here. We’re following about forty feet, fifty feet behind him driving at sixty, seventy kilometers an hour and I’m sitting there watching sparks fly off the back of this thing, just waiting for someone to hit him because we had this one area about ten kilometres and it was an alley because the road was lower than the hill and they were just firing at it all the time, that’s all you seen. And we were told from most of them we were in a soft skin ambulance that we’re not in harm’s way, don’t worry, stuff like that, well what are those bullets supposed to mean then? Even our honey pot one that would suck all the sewage and everything, he’s dumping one day in the sewage where he’s supposed to dump and he's being shot at. They thought he was a fuel tanker.

Mr. Williams talks of the dangerous trips in a soft skin ambulance and the conditions the medics faced.

Andy Williams

Mr. Williams was born June 24, 1964 in Trenton, Ontario. His father being in the Air Force, Mr. Williams had the strong desire to join, however, when his time came, the decision for service would be army and began his training career as an army medic. In 1985 he joined as a reservist and spent 25 years with the Regular Force. In 1997, Mr. Williams was deployed to Bosnia with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse Royal Canadians holding rank of master corporal. Another opportunity for a posting was exercised in 1998 when he deployed to Kosovo, this time with the 1 Service Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment. Mr. William’s army career as a medic took him to many In-Canada posting serving with the Canadian military and upon retirement resides in Berwick, Nova Scotia with his wife and family.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
March 19, 2014
Person Interviewed:
Andy Williams
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Canadian Armed Forces
Lord Strathcona’s Horse

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