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Celebrating Christmas with a Duet

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Celebrating Christmas with a Duet

You know other things that come to mind, I spent Christmas at sea. Christmas Eve, we went out, a bunch of my fellow technicians and we went throughout the ship carolling to other departments and we had the task group commander, Captain Miller, he joined us. We ended up back in one of our equipment rooms and some of us had gotten some care packages from home and we were going to have some milk and cookies because we couldn’t have beer so we were going to have milk and cookies and myself and Captain Miller were encouraged to sing a duet together so we did and it was quite memorable doing that.

Mr. Snell tells of the memorable time at sea during Christmas when he was given the opportunity to sing a duet with Captain Miller.

Bartley Snell

Mr. Bartley Snell was born February 2, 1956 in Regina, Saskatchewan. In 1977, he decided to join the military and with some encouragement about joining trades within the navy, Mr. Snell made the choice of naval electronic technician (tactical) holding rank of master seaman. During his time in the navy Mr. Snell sailed on the HMCS Athabaskan in active support of the Persian Gulf War. After almost 26 years of naval service, Mr. Snell retired from the military and now resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his family.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
February 27, 2016
Person Interviewed:
Bartley Snell
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Persian Gulf
Gulf War
HMCS Athabascan
Electronics Technician

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