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I think it was wonderful. I think it was wonderful. Only for the Merchant Navy, see, you see the Merchant Navy, the Navy wouldn't have done with out the Merchant Navy. Hardly wouldn't have done with out the Merchant Navy because the Merchant Navy was the ship that transport the,and was in to the most dangerous, because never had no guns. We were traveling with no defense what so ever. Only a convoy when you go in Halifax, go in to St. Johns or Argentina or whatever. So the Merchant Navy in my point of view, the Royal Navy the (inaudible) of the wire services, wouldn't have done it, only for the Merchant Navy. Just as simple as that. Yeah, simple as that. ??

Ms. Streppa discusses her two postings in Canada. In St. Jean, Quebec, she was in charge of immunizing all of Canada’s military recruits and in Ottawa she upgraded her skills in a civilian hospital.

Joanna Streppa

Ms. Streppa was born in Montreal. She joined the Canadian Forces in 1989 as a non-commissioned member and trained as a Naval Signaller. From 1990 - 1997 she was employed in the Halifax area with the exception of a two year tour at the National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa. After obtaining her Nursing degree from Dalhousie University, Ms. Streppa received her Officer Commission, specializing in Critical Care, and in 2004 was promoted to rank of Lieutenant. In February 2006, she accepted a deployment to Afghanistan/Kandahar and was employed as a Staff Officer within the Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters upon her return.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
February 10, 2008
Person Interviewed:
Joanna Streppa
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Forces Medical Corps
1st Lieutenant
Medical Personnel

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