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“Don’t forget the peacekeepers” says local vet By Caleb Nickerson

Allan “Bud” Hill is a veteran of the Korean War and long-time member of the Campbell’s Bay Legion Branch 162 and currently resides in Shawville. In the picture, he is a 19-year-old recruit, fresh out of jump school.
Allan “Bud” Hill.

When it comes to Remembrance Day, most of us tend to reflect upon the service of Canadian troops in the First and Second World Wars. It seems only natural, considering the amount of troops involved and the sweeping, global scale, but one local veteran of the Korean War says that more should be done to commemorate the sacrifices of Canadian peacekeepers, which often fly under the public’s radar.
Despite suffering a stroke just a month before sitting down for an interview with The Equity, Shawville resident Allan “Bud’ Hill is still sharp as a tack, something he credits to the training he did as a young lad in the 1950s before he shipped out to Korea.

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