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The Memory Project: Dennis Moore

Dennis Moore (Army) of North Bay, ON enlisted in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in 1950. In addition to his service on the ground, he played in a series of hockey games on the Imjin River.


 

Dennis Moore (Army) of North Bay, ON enlisted in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in 1950. In addition to his service on the ground, he played in a series of hockey games on the Imjin River (which flows from North to South Korean) in 1952. He remained in the forces until 1971 and retired as a Sergeant.

[audio http://www.macleans.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Moore_Dennis-EDIT.mp3]

EXCERPT:

I was in the hills in our positions and the mail truck come up. We’re in December now, 1951. And a guy by the name of Jack Trainer, he was a corporal, he delivered the mail. He delivered the mail, he said, “Moore,” like he knew from Ottawa or he knew that I played hockey, because there was no tryouts or that, they just, anybody who played hockey and somebody was ramrodding in every unit. And he knew that I had played hockey and he said, “You’ll be playing hockey with the Patricias [1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry] and you’ve been selected,” and I still didn’t believe him, you know. I said, “Where are we going to play?”


 
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