It is a common misconception that all Canadians were anti-war protesters during the Vietnam war, some were, but the reality was not much different, in in fact many Canadians volunteered with the Americans in every one of their conflicts spanning from the Civil War to present day Iraq. In the case of the civil war Canadians financed and fought on both sides of the blue and grey.
As stated in a previous story on Canadian POW, Canadian’s served with American troops and the largest number was the Vietnam war which saw action. It is estimated that as many as 40,000 Canadians fought during the Vietnam war and 103 remain missing in action to today. Over 100 names are on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington.(The wall contains 60,000 names). The reason for the loss fatality rates is in part to the vast majority were not engaged in direct fighting but rather peacekeeping roles. To learn more about the Canadians who fought in US wars. Visit the war memorial in Windsor called the North Wall.
Here is a site http://www.glanmore.org/cdncas/memorialair.html
Sixty Canadians have received the Congressional Medal of Honour since the Civil War Names Example -Sgt Peter Lemon, Norwich, Ontario served in the 8th Cavalry, 1st US Divsion received the Congressional Medal of Honour
Oshawa resident William Sam Magee received the Bronze Star and Sliver Star and Gallantry Metal while serving with the First Special Service Force. He also received the Purple Heart but it was taken back by another US officer while hospitalized in Italy.
We are seeking names of Oshawa residents who were awarded honours from the US government.