April 15, 2024

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The household of a Fort McMurray man who died preventing within the Vietnam Warfare shall be honoured as this 12 months’s Memorial Household at native Remembrance Day ceremonies.

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Gordon Glenn White is among the few Canadians who died preventing in Vietnam. White was born in 1945 in Fort McMurray and labored at Nice Canadian Oil Sands (GCOS). White’s father served within the Second World Warfare and in Could 1968, he enlisted in america Marine Corps at a recruiting station in Montana.

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After fundamental coaching, White returned to Fort McMurray on depart and was deployed to Vietnam. On March 12, 1969, Lance Corporal White was killed by a landmine.

His physique returned to Fort McMurray with a USMC Honour Guard and is buried in Pioneer Cemetery. In 2001, the municipality honoured him with Gordon White Avenue in downtown Fort McMurray. White’s uniform, medals and photographs are on show on the Army Museum of the RMWB, which is situated on the Royal Canadian Legion in Waterways.

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It’s tough to find out what number of Canadian residents fought in Vietnam given many had been twin residents of the U.S. and Canada. Estimates vary from 12,000 to 40,000. Of these, as much as 160 individuals on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial held Canadian citizenship. To check, 159 members of the Canadian Armed Forces died in Afghanistan.

Remembrance Day ceremonies will typically characteristic the household of a veteran who died serving their nation in warfare. White’s household shall be represented at this 12 months’s ceremony by his youngest sister, Penney Fedora, and his nephew, Rick White. A fellow Marine and Vietnam veteran will even communicate on the ceremony.

There shall be an out of doors and indoor Remembrance Day ceremony this 12 months.

  • Indoor: The indoor ceremony is at MacDonald Island Park. Public can watch wreaths laid between 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Colors march in at 10:15 a.m. and Cenotaph service begins at 10:40 a.m. March previous is at 11:15 a.m. The general public is invited to a reception afterwards on the Legion in Waterways. The Army Museum of the RMWB shall be open.
  • Outside: An out of doors ceremony is on the Fort McMurray Legion in Waterways. Wreath placement and acts of remembrance from 10:30 to 10:40 AM. The ceremony runs from 10:40 to 11:10. The general public is invited to a reception afterwards. The Army Museum of the RMWB shall be open.

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