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Old June 22nd, 2016, 12:19 PM   #1
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A Canadian war hero is finally recognised. ..

"He was a man who fought for a country that didn't even recognize him as a citizen and was happy to let him languish in poverty. "

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/aborigin...-day-1.3644513

Over 300 credited kills as a sniper and 300 captures in WW 1.
And as a First Nations person back then, he wasn't even a Canadian Citizen.
And after the war, he faced racual discrimination for much of his life.

An UNSUNG HERO ...
No Hollywood movies about him.

NOT a lot of publicity about his exploits.
In fact, this is the first I ever heard of him myself.


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Old June 22nd, 2016, 12:42 PM   #2
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Wow. What a story. Sounds like a movie that needs to be made!

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Old June 22nd, 2016, 12:51 PM   #3
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"Pegahmagabow earned renown for crawling alone under the cover of darkness into no man's land, camouflaging himself in the cratered earth sometimes for days at a time until a German helmet filled his rifle scope."


hell yeah...

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Old June 22nd, 2016, 12:52 PM   #4
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The sadder fact is there are hundreds like him. Okay, maybe they all weren't such accomplished snipers, or later such accomplished leaders, maybe they just got killed or wounded, but they volunteered for service for a country that, technically, did not recognize them as citizens.

In both wars, their actions in the Second World War are even more patriotic given their predecessors treatment after the first....

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Old June 22nd, 2016, 12:52 PM   #5
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Good read......along the lines of Wind Talkers....

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Old June 22nd, 2016, 12:58 PM   #6
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this story is somewhat similar to a whole unit in the us army in ww1. different but same type of story.
not meaning to thread jack but the unit is the 369th infantry regiment. the hell fighters...



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/369th_...(United_States)

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Old June 22nd, 2016, 05:01 PM   #7
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What a great story! Its ironic that sometimes our human nature displays the best in each of us when things seem to be at there worst....

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