Military Service Recognition Book

103 ONTARIO COMMAND ERECHOOK, Nestor J. Nestor was born on July 15, 1921 in Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Ontario. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in Winnipeg on March 15, 1941 and served as a Corporal in Canada until his discharge on May 12, 1945. After the war, Nestor went into the construction business and built the theater in Nipigon before moving to Wawa. He donated land for the building of Branch 429 and helped in the construction of the Legion. He also built a motel, houses and blocks of buildings in the business district. Nestor has been a member of Wawa Legion Branch 429 for sixty-seven years. EVERS, Roy S. Roy was born on October 3, 1921 in Neustadt, Ontario. He enlisted in the Army on April 21, 1943 and served with the 11th Canadian Infantry Brigade, Unit 50 Division in Canada, England, Italy, France and Germany. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the Italy Star, the France and Germany Star, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp and the War Medal 1939-45. He was discharged on February 23, 1946. After the war, Roy worked for the Simmons Furniture Factory in Elora for twenty-two years and was a member of Elora Legion Branch 229 for fifty-one years. Roy passed away on June 9, 2000. ESPANIEL, Rene A. Rene was born on June 12, 1930. He enlisted in July 1950 and did his basic training at Camp Borden. In late September, he was sent to Fort Lewis in Washington then left the Port of Seattle sometime in late March 1951. He landed in Puran, Korea 13 days later. Eventually, Rene was sent to a holding camp but he crossed the 38th Parallel quite often. His unit was often behind the Van Doos as they fought behind or on the frontline and he was involved in cleaning out a small city of women and children only. Rene passed over the Inchon River regularly and New Year’s was unbelievable, as it shook up half the world. Shortly after, he was transferred to Seoul where he picked up and delivered the officers to and from the airport to the Brigade Headquarters. At that time, another promise was made between North and South Korea. Rene was sent back to Canada where he was discharged in November 1952. Rene has been a member of Massey Legion Branch 432 for eleven years.