Canada did not officially participate in the Vietnam War. However, it contributed to peacekeeping forces in 1973 to help enforce the Paris Peace Accords. Privately, some Canadians contributed to the war effort. Canadian corporations sold war materiel to the United States government.In addition, at least 30,000 Canadians volunteered to serve in the US Armed Forces during the war. At least 134 Canadians died or were reported missing in Vietnam.Among those who served with US Armed Forces with ties to Canada, were seven men with ties to Nova Scotia.
Members of Company "A," 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry (Mechanized), 25th Infantry Division, gather around a guitar player and sing a few songs.
An Army helicopter flies in support of ground forces during the Battle of Ia Drang in November 1965. Photo By: Army photo VIRIN: 651114-O-ZZ999-00
Charlie Freeman Sawler, Specialist 4th Class,Born in Lunenburg, NS. KIA October 4, 1967.