Trivia of the day for June 8
Tommy Prince was an Ojibway, born on the Brokenhead Reserve in Manitoba. He enlisted in the Canadian army in June, 1940, and by 1942 he was a sergeant in the 1st Canadian Special Service Battalion. An expert marksman and tracker, Tommy was one of a select group of Canadian soldiers who trained with an American unit to form a skilled 1600-man assault team. They became the 1st Special Service Force, known to the enemy as The Devil’s Brigade. The team saw service in Italy and France. He won the Military Medal, the American Silver Star, as well as six service medals. Tommy also served in Korea, until he was wounded and invalided out of the service in 1953.
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