b' VETERAN SGT. ANDREW FOSTER HonouringWE SHALL We Remember NEVER FORGET On Remembrance Day,THE NUTTYthose who served NEVERH ometown boy Andrew Also Remember Those Who Served In AfghanistanCHOCOLATIER ENOUGH 905-985-0761 WOOL1 82 rry 26 Water Street, Port PerryFoster,whojoinedthe Queen Str ort Peeet, P Clothing for All Ages 905-985-0030 Canadian Armed Forces in 2007, experienced everything from Honouring all women &a tour in Afghanistan to fighting for-2 men who served est fires to sandbagging flood zones.8 905-985-7707 r r y Noneofitwaslikeinthe 6Grant Lucas Q eu Pe rte, o Hollywood movies, he commented.n Street PSales Representative, Andrewroseuptotherankof ABR, SRS, SRES SergeantandthepositionofTank We dont know them all,We Shall Never Forget Commander before his retirement 11 but we owe them all years ago. 268 Queen St. Port Perry, Ontario, L9L 1B9 w 905-986-4169 l.ca He got interested in enlisting after 905-718-2933 w hearingstoriesaboutthemilitary grant@gr ntlu as.ca w.scugog tcontroa c CUSTOM EXHAUST & AUTO INC. pes from an old hockey friend from Port Perry,AndrewKenny.Ithadan WE REMEMBER impact.131 Northport Rd. #5 & 6,Like the young men who served in Thank you tog ary Port Perry om World War I and II, Andrew thought sc905-985-0900 il.c it would be a big adventure. those who served ustomexhaust@hotma Andrewstrainingtookhimto lime canary Quebec, Edmonton, Gagetown, New Brunswick and California where it accessories THANK YOUW EW ILLR EMEMBER snowed in the desert in January!Andrew in Afghanistan in 2010.160 Queen Street, Port Perry to all our sponsors. 2055 Saint eld Rd.,Self-describedasshy, Andrew ww 905-982-2120 m On their behalf, we have donatedapple Seagrave com says he got over that pretty quickly,jokes, Andrew said. There were nofare and since they did not have their w.lime .co woodfar inery.canary $370 to our local legion. mw being thrown into a course with 80phones, no TVs and no Internet. own vehicles, they set out to disable strangers. Itwassohot,adryheat,andarmy tanks. In June of 2010, the tank Specializedtradestrainingindusty, Andrewrecalled.Itgotupthat Andrew was riding in was hit armouredreconnaissancefollowedto60degreesCelsiusinJulyandwith an improvised explosive device.basic training.August.Ifelttheshockwave.Itwas Itwasfascinating,hesaid,Shade was a big relief, he said. like a thump in my chest. The blast learning about armoured vehicles in- Theirgearwashotandheavy.knocked me out for a few seconds, cluding tanks and the eight wheeledThey wore helmets and 40 lb. bullet- Andrew described. It was disorient-Coyotes, and combat arms such asproof vests. Soldiers inside the tanking.Fordays,everythingsounded Lest we forget. Thank You Veterans servicerifles,rocketlaunchersandwore chiller vests, attached to a hose,like it was under water.6 High St., Unit 4 Port Perry grenades. which pumped in cool water.Andrew suffered from temporary dunndenture@rogers.com He spent a month in Germany toTheresnoairconditioningindeafness and still has tinnitus in his On behalf of Durham Region 905-985-8028 .com train on a Leopard II tank becauseatank, Andrewcommented.Anleft ear.dunndenture@rogersCouncil, we offer our humble there were not enough available ininteresting fact. If you are workingI can live with it, he says. It appreciation to all veterans pastCanada. (This afforded Andrew thewith a wrench and set it on the tankdoesnt really affect me in daily life.and present, and their families, opportunitytoattendthefamousin the sun, it gets burning hot. Some were not so lucky. A good for their sacrifice in the protectionLESTOktoberfest in Berlin.) Have you ever seen a photo of abuddy, Kevin McKay, was called to WE FORGET.of peace and freedom. Remembering and Honouring our Heroes. In April of 2010, he was deployedmilitary tank, with two men standingthe theatre in Afghanistan and killed to Afghanistan. His tour concludedup looking out of the hatch? As theduringanightoperationonMay on November 19, 2010. Tank Loader, Andrew, along with his13, 2010, when he hit a trip wire on Float Service Farm HisForwardOperatingBaseCommander, were those guys. So atan explosive device planted on the John Henry Water HaulageLFS Rock (FOB)orsafezoneatMaasumleast we had some air, he noted. stairs in a building. Sadly, this was Regional Chair and CEO 172 North Port Rd.,Ghar was equipped with a kitchenThebiggestthreatfromtheoneweekbeforehewastoreturn 905- Port Perry .ca and a gym.Taliban, were the rocket attacks. Wehome. Another friend, Larry Rudd, 985-9425 www.luchka We spent a lot of time on our cots,experienced a handful of them.hanging out and telling stories andThe Taliban practice guerilla war- Please turn to page 4038FO3938 F OCCUUSS NSOEVPETMEMBEBRER 2 0220116 FOFOCUCSUS S NEOPVTEEMMBBEERR22001261 39'