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The Battle, Hill 355

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The Battle, Hill 355

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A hard fought battle, Mr. Charland provides detail as to what the soldiers were faced with during patrol, a very tense battle.

Claude Charland

Mr. Claude Charland was born February 27, 1929 in Montreal, Quebec. As an only child and born during the Great Depression, Mr. Charland was placed in a boarding school in hopes of experiencing a better life. After obtaining a high level of education, he made the choice to join the military. In 1948, he took part in the Canadian Officer Training Corp and underwent infantry training in Camp Borden followed by additional training in Val Cartier. In 1950 the Korean War started and Mr. Charland became an instructor for francophone officer recruits. In 1951, joining as a callout, Mr. Charland chose to be part of the Korean War. He joined with the 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment and upon retirement held rank of Lieutenant. Mr. Charland holds great pride for his service during Korean War. In 2018 during the Korean Olympics, Mr. Charland had the great honour and privilege to be the torch bearer as part of Team Canada and carried the torch 100 metres through the rink grounds where he had served and played hockey many years before. Mr. Charland retired from the military in 1982 and remains very active in his community.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
May 23, 2018
Duration:
2:13
Person Interviewed:
Claude Charland
War, Conflict or Mission:
Korean War
Location/Theatre:
Korea
Battle/Campaign:
Korea
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
Royal 22e Régiment
Rank:
Lieutenant
Occupation:
Infantry Officer

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