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May 05, 2004

Call for PPCLI/2 Cdo troops

I just received an email from Troy MacInnis requesting help on a project. I will just copy the whole email below...

It's Troy MacInnis here, seeing if the Patricia's can help an "old Pat" out. It's not money or anything like that, but because you guys are the ultimate resource for my project, I would appreciate any help you can give me.

I want to gather stories from soldiers that have served whenever/wherever with either the PPCLI or 2Cdo (within the Airborne Regiment) about any good times/funny memories of their own experiences during their time in the Regiment. They could be from the Colonel of the Regiment, all the way to the "no-hook" private. Once I get as many stories as I can, with good taste (or at least a little cleaned up-you get the picture), I plan to compile them into a book. Anywhere we can find some good ones would help. e.g.-the PPCLI association, all 3 battalions, the Parachute Centre, the Airborne association even the PPCLI chat rooms, basically wherever we can reach them.

Depending on the response, I can't promise everyone's stuff will be used at this point (although I would if I could), but I'm sure every soldier has many memories/stories that others can appreciate. So as a starting point, I'd love any responses from any PPCLI/2Cdo troops, past or present.

This is my way of giving back to the place I called my home, my family for many years, and a way for the troops to get a laugh out of each other, even if they don't know them personally (because we can all relate to another soldier's tales).

So long for now, and let me know how this sounds. Feel free to call me (780) 487-9909 or email with any questions.

Posted by Rob at May 5, 2004 10:09 AM
Comments

So this book would be published... and its one hell of a good idea

Posted by: on May 7, 2004 01:16 AM

I think every Patricia and ex 2cdo, every parachute batallion member,I also know that there are ex Cdn. SAS from the forties and JTF members that can take a little time out of there schedule and help this guy out with this project.He's got a good idea and it's going to preserve some of that PPCLI history that only the troops know not some professor of history or whatever! This is the time for the real soldiers to get some stories into this guy.I talked to him myself and all he wants is 2-3 paragraphs in your story and if you want write more stories.Like his letter states he's doing it for us so we can have a good laugh. You never know you might say "hey!
that was such and such on this day back whenever".Come on guys give it a shot he said he will put everyone in the book that writes him with a story or two.

Anyways ..........

A korea vet that served with the jump batallion as well!

Posted by: on May 25, 2004 09:49 AM

What in hell is a URL? In any case, Rob, all the best, I sent you a separate email. Take this as permission to publish if you have the room.

Jim McCurdy

Posted by: Jim McCurdy on June 6, 2004 04:37 AM

What in hell is a URL? In any case, Rob, all the best, I sent you a separate email. Take this as permission to publish if you have the room.

Jim McCurdy

Posted by: Jim McCurdy on June 6, 2004 04:37 AM

I would love to give you some stories ...expect an e-mail very soon troy.I also talked to you at the 90th and you gave me a card.Thanks for refreshing my mind and how much the old days meant to me.
ex commando

Posted by: ex commando on July 11, 2004 12:00 PM
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