Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association





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I was on HMCS Terra Nova while on deployment to the far east on Westploy 73 as a peacekeeper during the Vietnam war

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was born in Halifax moved to Detroit in 1957 age 11. Was drafted as a Green card Alien in 1966 after dropping out of college.
Volunteered for Vietnam to stay with my helicopter unit (189th AHC) when it moved to Vietnam. was a crew chief and in late 1967 I was picking up wounded soldiers and in conversation met a guy from Halifax, moved to Detroit with parents and was drafted. How rare was that! Wrote my Mom and told her story. She was in Halifax visiting later and told my Uncle who was President Canadian Legion Maritimes, and it ended up in Halifax paper with my picture and his1 Our Moms met each other in 1967.

Admin reply: Hello David Very interesting! Strange coincidence meeting another Canadian from Halifax while in Vietnam. Would be terrific if he reply's to this post.


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I was one of those who attended the reunion in 86, in Washington. like your group, we were somewhat unorganized and just beginning to interact with our fellow Canadian Vietnam Vets. lots has changed since then and I am happy to see your group still working hard and continuing to serve all Vets. I served in the US ARMY as a Medic. I was with 14th Medical Det. in Quinhon from Jan.69 until August 69 then transferred over to the 498th Air Ambulance(Dustoff) from July 69 until Sept. 1970. I was honorably discharged. I reenlisted in March 71 and was sent back to Vietnam on March 31, 1971. I was assigned as a combat medic to F-troop 17th ARMORED CAV. in April and was severely wounded in August 1971. In May, 72 I was medically retired due to injuries and returned to Montreal.

Admin reply: Hello Paul I remember your name from the reunion but I havn't been able to put a face to the name yet as it has been a while. Good to know you are still with us as many of our brothers have passed away. Our ranks are rapidly thinning out Thanks for posting and take care brother. Rob Purvis


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I served from 65 to 68, ending up as a Sgt. I was in Viet Nam from 66-67 as a photographer in the Ist Marine Aircraft Wing and served in Danang, Chu Lai, and Dong Ha. You can find some of my pictures on the Interrnet which were released from the National Archives a few years ago. I was from Toronto, enlisted in Buffalo, did boot camp in Parris Island, ACT in Camp Geiger, worked in Camp Lejeune photolab until I volunteered for Viet Nam. I took the special program where we could travel at government expense anywhere in the free world so that we would do another 6 months in-country after leave so the Corps would benefit from our experience. My time was the original 13 months plus the 6 months after the leave. You can find the photos by punching in "Russ Cowen, Viet Nam' .Also" The Sea Tiger" the I Corps newspaper where all my photos were printed. Back in CONNUS I worked at the Quantico photolab until my hitch was up, got my Honourable then returned to Canada.

Admin reply: Hello Russ Always good to hear about the experiences from another Canadian Vietnam Veteran. I had a look at your photos and they were fantastic. Thanks for your post.


Added: July 5, 2019
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Hi Paul, I see the web page is really active, I am proud of you for making this possible, keep up the outstanding job. Rainman

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Added: February 27, 2019
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I did not serve in any military unit, but grew up in the Vietnam era. In my high school, which was quite close to the U.S. border in Alberta, there were pictures of a couple of guys who had joined the U.S. forces.

Always wondered about that conflict, from then to this day. Seems like every day things get declassified that shed new light on the topic.

Thanks for the information and views!


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I am trying to find anyone who knows Lawrence Allen, S/Sgt, US Army, who was the lone survivor of a rescue mission from a downed helicopter on the beach near Quang Ngai on August 19, 1967. The rescue copter was piloted by Maj Stephen w, Pless, USMC, who won the Medal of Honor for his action that day.
Irv Smith

Admin reply: Hello Harold I will pass this request along and perhaps we can locate him.


Added: February 9, 2019
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It is a pleasure to be here,and having the honor and opportunity to sign here.I have an uncle that had done two tours of the VietNam War.He was in the American Navy for several years,He now resides in Colorado,he his a duo citizen,born in Canada,but served in the United States as a enlisted Navy Man.
,bless his heart for his service and for the freedom of all the citizens of our counties,Love you Uncle Ronald Ouellette

Admin reply: Thanks for the post Robin. I am sure your uncle is very proud of you also, tell him his Canadian brothers say hello and Welcome Home.


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Looking for a friend. Joe LeBlanc aka Joe with a flower. We were in the 805th Trans. Co. Vung Tau

Admin reply: Hello Ron, Have not come across your friend but if we do I will contact you


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My VN service was in 1967-68 first with Delta Med, 3rd Med Bn, 3rd Marine Division at Dong Ha followed by 8 months as the battalion surgeon of the 3rd Bn, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division in numerous places in northern Quang Tri province/Hwy 9/DMZ area. We had one Canadian I know of Roy Olney (?sp) who survived, I met him later at a Reunion, I think he was from the Calgary area. I have the greatest respect for our Canadian brothers who came south to fight with us and especially those who gave their lives. Very very few of our citizens both north and south of our mutual border know of this story.
Semper Fi
Jerry Behrens MD
Casper WY

Admin reply: Hello Jerry and thank you for taking the time to sign our guest book. I have the utmost respect for you and the rest of the medical staff who patched us "GI's up. A very traumatic job to say the least and I know you saved many lives. You are absolutely right when you say very few know about the Canadians who served with the American Forces in Vietnam. We now have 150 names of Canadians who paid the supreme sacrifice on our Memorial Wall.


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