Military Service Recognition Book

43 ONTARIO COMMAND BERRY, William J. “Bill” Bill was born in London, Ontario on June 26, 1931. He enlisted on August 20, 1950 and served in Canada, Korea, France and Germany. He started his military career at 16 as a Gunner with the 60th Light Anti-Aircraft, 181st Artillery Battery (Canadian Army Reserves) while attending Kemptville Agricultural College. At the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, he joined the Canadian Army Special Force and was assigned to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, serving 13 months in combat in Korea as a Rifleman, Bren Gunner and Field Signaler. Following the battle of Kap-Yong, the unit was awarded the US Presidential Citation. After his discharge in August 1985, he trained as a Commercial Radio Operator, worked with Mont Laurier Aviation in Roberval, Quebec and later with Boréal Airways in St. Félicien, Quebec. As a 33-year member of Unit 7 Korea Veterans Association, he currently serves as Sgt-at-Arms and Parade Commander. He received the Medal of Merit. Bill has been a member of Kanata Legion Branch 638 and West Carleton Legion Branch 616 for a total of 36 years. BOORMAN, George H. George was born in 1896 in Kent, England. He joined the Army in 1914 and served with the Black Watch in England, France and Belgium during WWI. He was wounded three times before being discharged in 1918. George worked for the Department of National Defence and Royal Canadian Air Force at Camp Borden. He passed away on October 1962. BLAIR, Norman A. Norman was born in Mimico, Ontario on December 30, 1931. He enlisted in the Canadian Army on March 4, 1953 and served in Canada and Germany with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC) until his discharge in February 1956. Norman worked for Imperial Oil refueling A/C at Malton and for the RCAF at Downsview, Trenton and North Bay. He got hurt and needed a spinal operation. Norman has been a member of Georgetown Legion Branch 120 for two years.