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August 14, 2003

Remembering a Airborne Soldier

Russ Gregoire and Mike Doucett posted a couple of comments that describe the way we all respected LCol Eadie. It seems wrong what they wrote is hidden away under the comments link, so I am reposting them here where everyone will see them.

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of a real paratrooper and a true AIRBORNE soldier. God bless you all. Just a note, on a parade in Pet in 92 when he was the Honorary reviewing officer for one of our Regimental parades, he refused to inspect the band that was on parade with us, as the other officers at the time were going to do, because; as he stated to them" I only inspect fighting soldiers". He then turned and headed back to the podium. We will never see real fighting officers like that ever again. We were all lucky just to be in his presence a time or two. AIRBORNE!
Posted by Russ Gregoire
I remember him adressing us at the 25th anniversary in 93 in Petawawa. Col. Eadie pulled no punches in describing the politicians and media and we loved him for it. Canada has lost a great citizen and soldier. My deepest condolences to his family. To Col. Eadie, fair winds and soft landings. AIRBORNE!
Posted by Mike Doucett

LCol Eadie was a great man and every soldier who knew him had the greatest respect for him. He was what legends are made of and will never be forgotten by his troops.

Posted by Rob at August 14, 2003 10:59 AM
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