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A Simple Thank You Means Everything

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A Simple Thank You Means Everything

Twenty year career, I have seen a lot of changes from how we are perceived. There was some dark days where we weren’t very well received by the public and Afghanistan definitely changed that during my career. To see the, to go places in uniform and people would just walk up and say thank you for your service, that means more than anything and that’s all we could really ask for is just the acknowledgement that, you know, we are not told to join the military. We join the military because we want to do something, we want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. We want to give back country, Canada, our family, you know, those who came before us. Those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. It’s not about a pay cheque, you know, just a simple thank you it goes to me that means a lot.

Still serving Veteran Cory Nowell shares the appreciation he feels from the local population acknowledging his service

Cory Nowell

Mr. Cory Nowell was born in Prince George, BC in 1973. After high school Cory considered joining the military and at age 24 joined with the Artillery regiment presently known as 4th Artillery Regiment General Support. Cory took on the rank of warrant officer with his occupation of drone operator/mission commander. While training in the Arctic, 2008, Cory was given an opportunity to deploy to Afghanistan. Warrant Officer Nowell is a still serving member and currently located at the Royal Canadian Artillery School at CFB in Gagetown, N.B. With inspiration from friend and fellow comrade, Warrant Officer Nowell has been selected to be part of Team Canada for Invictus Games 2018 where he will travel to Austraila and compete in the games. He currently resides in Rusagonis, New Brunswick with his wife and family.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
September 27, 2018
Person Interviewed:
Cory Nowell
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
4th Artillery Regiment General Support
Warrant Officer
Drone Operator/Mission Commander

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