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Soldiers Rise to the Challenge

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Soldiers Rise to the Challenge

When we got there, we had only just received our vehicles, we’d been there a few weeks. We sat down with the truck drivers, the guys who were going to go out on the road with us and we started talking to them about their experiences. They had been in, they’d been out with members of the battle group and their first and biggest complaint was we don’t move as fast as the other vehicles and we get separated from people. And I thought that was not a very good thing especially in those conditions to have trucks with no weapons and no real way to protect themselves separated from their support so I wrote a set of specific mission orders that encapsulated what these guys really needed from us so our platoon planned and led these things but really those guys were the mission getting them safely somewhere and back, that was our job. So I was personally, that was something that I was happy that I had done. I was good, but more importantly I think just watching the work that my platoon did and my section, I was a section commander, watching how my soldiers rose up to the task because they had a lot of obstacles thrown in their way on the pre-training. There was a lot of, shall we say, neglect in the workup period that they should have had more attention paid to them from the training system and yet despite that they rose up to the situation and they were the equals of any soldiers out there in my opinion and I think that is for me even a prouder moment.

Section Commander Moroz gives praise to the soldiers in his section – how they carried on with their duties and took pride in their work.

Vincent Moroz

Mr. Vincent Moroz was born November 12, 1965 in Spirit River, Alberta. In his early 20’s he worked as a prison guard in hopes of pursuing a career with the military police. This not working out, later on in life, at the age of 30 he re-joined the Reserve unit with the 49th Battalion, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and within this role accepted a deployment to Afghanistan in 2006. Holding rank of section commander, Mr. Moroz held various responsibilities mainly in the convoy escort duty and providing support to Canadian battle groups. Being part of the Canadian Delegation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge holds a great sense of pride and honour for his service as well as the sacrifice made by all our Canadian Veterans. Mr. Moroz resides in Spirit River, Alberta with his wife and family.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
April 3, 2017
Person Interviewed:
Vincent Moroz
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces
Reserves Infantry
Section Commander

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