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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.
Vietnam War
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.
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Cemetery/ Memorial
County of Birth and/or Residence/ NS Parent
034363528 2357451 18977107 452864744 004506410 183995257 2104609
Military Police, US Army Vietnam United States Marine Corps US Army Vietnam US Air Force 5th Special Force Group, US Army Vietnam US Army Vietnam 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines, US Marine Corps
March 26, 1971 September 21, 1968 April 26, 1968 March 8, 1969 October 11, 1969 October 4, 1967 August 8, 1966
21 23 26 22 26 27 21
Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, Mass. US Queen of The World Cemetery, Wagmatcook, Victoria Co., NS Greenwood Cemetery, Port Alberni, BC Hillside Cemetery,Sable River, Shelburne Co., NS Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Halifax Co., NS Western Shore Cemetery, Lunenburg Co., NS Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co., NS
Father b. Glernwood, Yarmouth Co., NS b. Victoria Co., NS b. Sydney, NS b. Shelburne, NS b. Halifax, NS b. Lunenburg, NS b. East Chester, Lunenburg Co., NA
Specialist 4th Class Lance Corporal Private 1st Class Sergeant Sergeant Specialist 4th Class Corporal