First world war -- Canadian soldiers in trenches.  My father fought in the second World War - where they also dug trenches.  War is hell.

First world war -- Canadian soldiers in trenches. My father fought in the second World War - where they also dug trenches. War is hell.

Female Canadian Soldier. --Other pinner says...This isn't my niece, but it could be. She was a combat infantry solier and medic. 5' tall and 100 lbs, at the beginning of a patrol her load-out would be 120 lbs, plus her medical kit and her C7 rifle. She volunteered for 3 tours. Canada, unlike the U.S. has has women serving in combat roles for many years. Af'stan was a long, vicious, dangerous war. Soldiers do not decide where we fight; we owe them all.

Female Canadian Soldier. --Other pinner says...This isn't my niece, but it could be. She was a combat infantry solier and medic. 5' tall and 100 lbs, at the beginning of a patrol her load-out would be 120 lbs, plus her medical kit and her C7 rifle. She volunteered for 3 tours. Canada, unlike the U.S. has has women serving in combat roles for many years. Af'stan was a long, vicious, dangerous war. Soldiers do not decide where we fight; we owe them all.

A Canadian soldier shakes hands with an Afghan boy during a joint patrol with Afghan National Army troops near Panjwaii village, Kandahar province,in July 2007

Ten years of terror: Afghanistan war in pictures

A Canadian soldier shakes hands with an Afghan boy during a joint patrol with Afghan National Army troops near Panjwaii village, Kandahar province,in July 2007

A monument dedicated to fallen Canadian soldiers in the Afghanistan War was unveiled at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum today. It was an emotional day for four hamilton families as they remembered their loved ones who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The war began in 2001 shortly after 9/11 and lasted 12 years until the last 40,000 Canadian soldiers were sent home in 2014. One-hundred-and-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died in that time. Four of them were from Hamilton. Their...

A monument dedicated to fallen Canadian soldiers in the Afghanistan War was unveiled at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum today. It was an emotional day for four hamilton families as they remembered their loved ones who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The war began in 2001 shortly after 9/11 and lasted 12 years until the last 40,000 Canadian soldiers were sent home in 2014. One-hundred-and-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died in that time. Four of them were from Hamilton. Their...

Tommy Prince Was So Quiet, Sometimes Instead Of Killing Germans He Would Steal Their Shoes

Tommy Prince Was So Quiet, Sometimes Instead Of Killing Germans He Would Steal Their Shoes

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