Ronald first joined the military in 1952, when he was only 17 years old. He served during the cold war, and was deployed to the Middle East from1960-1961. During that time, he was part of the Special Forces unit. He drove a large tractor truck and transported supplies between Egypt and Israel, driving across the large Sinai Desert, which is 61 thousand square km and separates the two countries. He stayed with the military for 20 years.
“When I was in the Middle East it was a traumatic experience. I saw a lot of horrible things,” Ron said. “[Remembrance Day] is important because it reminds people that Canada offered important services across the world throughout history. The army has helped give us the freedom that we live with today.”