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There is blood on the hills of Korea
The blood of the brave and the true
Where the 25th Brigade battled together
Under the banner of the Red White and Blue


As they marched over the hills of Korea
To the hills where the enemy lay
They remembered the Brigadier's order:
These hills must be taken today


Forward they marched into battle
With faces unsmiling and stern
They knew as they charged the hillside
There were some that would never return


Some thought of their wives and mothers
Some thought of their sweethearts so fair
And some as they plodded and stumbled
Were reverently whispering a prayer


There is blood on the hills of Korea
It's the gift of the freedom they love
May their names live in glory forever
And their souls rest in Heaven above.  

By Private Pat O'Connor
Royal Canadian Regiment.

Written 29 May, 1951
Killed in Action 30 May, 1951 .

  • Cpl. George Willaim White

     

    Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) 

    Cpl. White left behind an increible lecagy in the form of his complete full footlocker. He served with D company HQ, 1st Battalion, PPCLI during the later part of the war and was wounded in action by shrapnel while in the front lines.

     

    He returned home to "seek safer employment" at the behest of his new wife after the war.

  • Pte. Murray Fines

    Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 

    Pte. Murray Fines served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Crops in WW2 and Korea. Originally from Regina Saskatchewan he would answer the call in two wars. There is no doubt he worked helping to save and heal some of the 1,558 casualties suffered by Canadian Forces during the war.

    Research is ongoing into his service. 

  • Pte. Claude Vincent Tucker

    Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers

    Pte. Tucker served in WW2 and Korea, not much is known of his service as of yet but research is ongoing. 

    The uniform is very nice and has beautiful Japanese made bullion shoulder insignia, very popular among troops who served in Korea or Japan in the 50s.

  • Pte. John Chernetski

    Royal Canadian Regiment

    Pte. Chernetski (Cherny) served in Korea with the Royal Canadian Regiment, He brought home many souvenirs and numerous photos as annotated! 

    There is even his dogtags, a small Korean flag and a Chinese propaganda leaflet. Most interestingly is he armband of Pte. Ohori, who I presume he knew as the armlet is included in his group.

  • Lt. Jims Ditmars

    Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Navy

    Hiro Ohori was born to Japanese Immigrant parents in Vancouver BC. Hiro would go on to attend university in Japan, however when war broke out he became trapped there. Having few prospects and less food he enlisted in the Imperial Japanese Navy, training and serving as a pilot in Korea during WW2.

     

    In 1953 he walked onto a Canadian Army Base in Japan and enlisted so he could finally go home after more than a decade. He served again in Korea, the Suez and more during his 14 years of service in the Canadian Military. 

  • Lt. Arthur Brevig, CD

     Royal Canadian Navy

    Lt. Brevig, served as Chief Petty Officer in charge of fire control onboard the HMCS Cayuga during the Korean War. The Saskatchewan native would take part in some of Canadas most memorable operations including the blowing up railway lines.

     

    He would serve on the same ship as the famous Ferdinand Demara, "The Great Impostor". Lt. Brevig's His WW2 service is as of yet unknown but research continues, in 1957 he took part in an extensive artic operation as well. 

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