Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association





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Hello Veterans!

My name is Chadwick Wheeler and I am a fifth year history student at Wilfrid Laurier University. I want to start off by thanking all veterans for the service you have done for your country, people, and families. There is no group of individuals I respect more than you.
The reason I am contacting the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association is to make a special request. As a history student I have always been intrigued by the Canadian history and the Vietnam War. Last year I wrote a paper about Canadas roles during this conflict. Part of my paper discussed Canadians who fought in the Vietnam War by crossing the border and joining the United States military. As I enter my last year as an undergraduate student I want to rewrite this paper with more focus on Canadian veterans. It is for this reason that I am reaching out to the CVVA community. I would like to contact and get to know any veteran who is comfortable becoming part of this important research. I want to preserve your stories and acknowledge your experiences within history. All participation would be voluntary and nobody is obliged to discuss any topics you may be uncomfortable with. Any questions I ask will be first approved by the WLU Ethics Committee to ensure they are by no means offensive. In addition, confidentiality will be maintained throughout the process so personal information will not be given to anybody besides myself. I hope that my research will bring more light upon Canadian Vietnam Veterans so that Canadians and the world can acknowledge the tremendous service you have done.

If you wish to participate or have questions and comments about my research please do not hesitate to contact me via email. I will respond as promptly as I can.

I thank you in advance for your consideration,
With much respect,

Chadwick Wheeler
Honours History Student
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario

Admin reply: Thank you Chadwick for signing our guestbook and for offering us the opportunity in helping you out with your project. If any members wish to participate, they will reach you at the contact information you left us.


Added: July 25, 2012
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Aloha from PROUD cvva AND ndvva member from Grafton ND back in Fargo hoping to see all my friends sorry last year to ill to visit I have so many pictures of you all I spend hours looking at them and showing other vets in Hawaii how we spends our get togethers in Lancaster and ND, been missing all of you my phone 808-344-0322 God Bless Jim Misialek

Admin reply: Hello Jim Looking forward to seeing you again this summer from all the CVVA Members


Added: June 9, 2012
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I am originally from Dauphin,Mb.I was in the corps from Dec.66 to Dec.69,i was with 1st battalion 9th Marines 3rd Mar Div in Vietnam.

Admin reply: Welcome home Ian! It's always nice to hear from a former Manitoban who enlisted in the US Armed Forces and served in Vietnam. My uncle used to own the Cruise Dairy in Dauphin.


Added: May 28, 2012
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Hello to all Vietnam Veterans, this is one Canadian that appreciates everything you Guys/Gals did for all of our freedoms. Thank you for you service.
We here at the Friends of Veterans Canada (Reg. charity), are dedicated to gathering all veterans stories of war in order to pass our veterans stories onto Canadian students, so they have a place to see and hear the stories from the horses mouth per say, on video tape.
The reason I am contacting your Association is one of an inquiry. I live in London On and I would like to gather additional stories from our Vietnam Veterans for the Harry Watts Veterans Video Library. I can do interviews for the Library most anytime in my area. In addition I will be traveling across Canada this year on my Harley to BC, NFLD, Toronto and Calgary for the Stampede. So if there is anyone that is a Veteran or knows of a Vietnam veteran out there, who may be willing, to share their story, please contact us at randy@friendsofveterans.ca.
Also I interviewed a Vietnam veteran in Regina at the legion in 2009 and he was from Swift Currant Sask. We would like contact him again but unfortunately, we had our van broken into while we were in Regina and the thief stole our camera and the tapes of his interview along with other veterans stories we had gathered on that leg of the tour. He drove into Regina to be interviewed and we would like to touch base with him again to re-due his interview. He was a member of a Vietnam veterans organization and he was an executive within his group and may have been the president. Can anyone help us find this veteran?
Thank you all again and there is many Canadians that want to know your stories.
Friends of Veterans Canada
Randy Young Pres.

Admin reply: Thank you Randy for your great post. I'm sure you'll be hearing from our executives and members soon.


Added: January 26, 2012
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I served in Vietnam from August 1965 to December
1965. After being there for 4 months, i sufered from a perforated eardrum and was evacuated to Camp Zama Japan.
I'm originaly from Ste Anne Mad. Cty NB Canada.
Many friend from Ste Anne served in Vietnam.
I served with MACV in Ton Son Nhut and Bien hua

Admin reply: Welcome home Fern and thank you for visiting our website.


Added: January 8, 2012
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Thanks for the insite of the CVVA.I am a US Army veteran, retired.thanks for all you do. Hope to see you at International FALLS meet & greet this year. I was at the Emo mission. thanks Jim MN.PG

Admin reply: Thank you Jim for visiting our website and for participating in the Emo, ON mission for one of our fallen brother.


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Representing Big Snake Band thanks to Rick King Public Relations Officer for remembering us : )

Admin reply: Thanks Allen for signing our guestbook.


Added: December 14, 2011
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This site was a great education. Thanks.

Admin reply: Happy to hear you found our website educational!


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Born in Ingersoll, ON
Flew crewchief for 498th Dustoff, LZ English, LZ Uplift, Qui Nhon, Ahn Khe, Plieku April 70- Sept 71
Shame on the Canadian Legion, Shame on the American Legion. We were all warriors for a noble cause. How many Americans came to Canada in 1939? The legions forget about honour between brothers in arms. There were many of us there for a common good. Wish you all well. VVA "Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another."

Admin reply: Hi Scott, thanks for signing our guestbook, it's always nice to hear from a Canadian who served in the U.S. Forces.

Yes, shame on the Royal Canadian Legion for treating us like mercenaries back in the seventies. They have since changed their membership requirements and we U.S. Armed Forces Veterans are now being accepted as "real" veterans. I'm sure it's not by choice, but only because they require bodies to fill their membership quota. Welcome home Scott!


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The pain and the memories are still with me, even though 44 years have passed since the death of my brother, Sgt. Alan M. Sturdy. Apparently his was a heroic death, trying to save his dog from a booby-trapped snare. Miss you Al !!

Admin reply: Thanks David for signing our guestbook and may your brother be at peace with the other hero's who never came back home!


Added: August 30, 2011
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