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Veteran Profile: Frederick L. Fielding, Nova Scotia Highlanders
Born on August 8, 1920, in Onslow Mountain, N.S., Frederick joined the Canadian Army in 1941 and was subsequently assigned to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corp.
“I went from being the youngest in the Company to the oldest… I saw many of my friends killed, but I would do it all over again. We had to.”
Leaving Halifax on the HMCS Cynthia, he did his advanced training in Aldershot, England and was transferred to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, who were engaged in desperate fighting in Caen, France. Later, he was wounded in Kleve, Germany, but returned to the front soon afterwards. Discharged in 1946, Fred returned to his wife and family in Nova Scotia. He passed away in 2011.