I had the honour of being presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on December 29, 2012. In a surprise twist, I found myself standing beside another recipient whom I hadn’t seen in almost thirty nine years. The last time we were together was the event that sparked my writing¬† the book As You Were: The Tragedy at Valcartier. Indeed George was¬†mentioned in the book. To cap it off, the man who pinned the medals on our chest, was Charles GQEDJM_Fostaty_Guttautta, our former company sergeant-major. It was indeed an emotional reunion.

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