■ Broth­ers in Arms

Tri-County Vanguard - - REMEMBRANCE DAY -

Shel­burne County broth­ers and Sec­ond World War vet­er­ans Free­land, right, and Don Crow­ell have been awarded life­time mem­ber­ships in the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion. Pres­i­dent of Branch #148 David Cleaver made the pre­sen­ta­tion at Vet­er­ans Place in the Yar­mouth Re­gional Hospi­tal, where Free­land, who is 98, now re­sides. The two broth­ers have a com­bined to­tal of 116 years ser­vice to the Le­gion. Dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, Free­land saw ser­vice in Italy and Don was one of the very first ashore on the beaches of Nor­mandy dur­ing the D Day land­ings for which he re­ceived France’s high­est com­men­da­tion, The Le­gion of Hon­our Medal. They are both mem­bers of Branch #148, which serves the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Bar­ring­ton and the Town of Clark’s Har­bour. Don, who is 95, con­tin­ues with his daily chores at his cot­tage in Up­per Clyde River where he lives with his wife. Many of the Crow­ell fam­ily, friends and Le­gion mem­bers at­tended the event.

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