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Pride of Service

Heroes Remember

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I can’t find the words to explain how proud I am to serve my country. To put that uniform on and you’re part of the best military in the world regardless of what anyone else thinks. Your shoulders are straight, your back is straight and your chest is out. You are wearing the Canadian uniform and it means, it was overwhelming.
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Sergeant MacEachern shares his story of the pride he feels in putting on that Canadian uniform.

Brian MacEachern

Mr. Brian MacEachern was born August 2, 1975 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. With his father being a reserve soldier for over 30 years, Mr. MacEachern knew his own destiny at a very young age. Joining the reserves with the Combat Engineers division, he later specialized in combat diving and ordinance disposal. Throughout his military career Mr. MacEachern was part of the Swiss Air recovery mission and credits this exercise as being his reasons for continuing to serve in the Canadian military. In 2004 Mr. MacEachern accepted a deployment to Ethiopia and later that year travelled to Afghanistan and again in 2007 holding rank of sergeant with Combat Engineers. After being released from the military, Mr. MacEachern accepted support through Soldier On and in 2016 became a member of Team Canada Invictus Games travelling to Orlando, Florida as part of the cycling team. Mr. MacEachern continues to stay involved in the sport and now resides in Nova Scotia with his family.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
July 25, 2018
Duration:
00:34
Person Interviewed:
Brian MacEachern
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Location/Theatre:
Canada
Battle/Campaign:
Afghanistan
Branch:
Army
Rank:
Sergeant
Occupation:
Combat Engineer

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