But to my horror and absolute disgust I found that Beatrice MacDonald had no hits, and Madelaine Jaffray had only 2. Lenah Higbee has a whopping 27.
When the Germans were bombing the field hospitals she became victim of a dropped bomb. The explosion caused severe damage to her foot. She would soon lose it, and thus became Canada's first, and indeed only WWl female amputee. Returning back to Canada she soon became very active with the War Amputees, would ultimately marry a double amputee in Ontario and soon both headed off to live in Alberta.
She received several medals including the French Croix de Guerre, as shown above, and at her far left she wears the ribbon for the Royal Red Cross Medal. She died in 1972 and rests with her husband in Alberta.
The Millers were from Nova Scotia, and the grave image above is from his resting place at the famous Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC.
Several years ago I had the privilege with a friend in visiting his home, meet descendants and actually tour the house the brothers grew up in. We also saw the very route from the house to waters edge that they traveled to head off to war in the US.
In fact they celebrate all recipients from I do believe, at least 48 countries around the world that brought a precious MOH back to their homelands and families.
Well Over 100 of these are Canadian or with connections to Canada.
On March 25th, national Medal of Honor Day in the US, all recipients are now being remembered for their services and heroism in a very big way. And that is thanks to the wonderful and thoughtful folks and their supporters at American Airlines.
On March 25th, MOH Day in the US this plane was unveiled and will fly under the logo... Flagship Valor. On the wing tips you see the stars representing the 13 original colonies. Along it's side you see the very characters of the Medal of Honor. They being Courage, Sacrifice, Integrity, Commitment, Patriotism and Citizenship.
The flagship was unveiled to a most dignified crowd at Dallas and its first flight was to take MOH recipients to Washington DC to celebrate MOH Day there.
Onboard the aircraft there are provisions for you to use a scanner to pull up the names of ALL recipients and no doubt read a brief description of their deeds in days past.
I will try to get details of plans on flights into Canada and bring you more on this as it is learned.
See you hopefully in a week.