“Mary Greyeyes being blessed by her native Chief prior to leaving for service in…

Mary Greyeyes being blessed by her native Chief prior to leaving for service in the CWAC. September Mary Greyeyes was the first Native woman to join the Canadian Forces and one of only 25 Native women to serve in the Canadian military during World War II.

Tommy Prince...Most decorated Canadian Native Indian and Most decorated Member of the WWII Special Service Force,Black Devils Brigade.

Most decorated Canadian Native Indian and Most decorated Member of the WWII Canadian-American Special Service Force, Black Devils Brigade.

Francis Pegahmagabow - the most effective sniper of World War I. Canadian 'First…

Legendary Ojibwa sniper unsung hero of WW I.He was the most decorated First Nations soldier in the history of the Canadian military, but very few people have ever heard of Francis Pegahmagabow.

Tommy Prince. The most-decorated Native Canadian veteran, serving in both WWII and the Korean War.

The most-decorated Native Canadian veteran, serving in both WWII and the Korean War holding a sniper in the trees

Tommy Prince. The most-decorated native Canadian war Vet.

The most-decorated Native Canadian veteran, serving in both WWII and the Korean War holding a sniper in the trees

Legendary Ojibwa sniper unsung hero of WW I

Legendary Ojibwa sniper unsung hero of WW I

Legendary Ojibwa sniper unsung hero of WW I.He was the most decorated First Nations soldier in the history of the Canadian military, but very few people have ever heard of Francis Pegahmagabow.

Sergeant Tommy Prince (R), M.M., 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, with his…

Aboriginal Canadians Sergeant Tommy Prince (r) with his brother Private Morris Prince of the Ojibway Nation at Buckingham Palace to receive military medals. Photo: Christopher J. of National Defence.

Prince volunteered to fight with the Canadian Army, and served from June 3, 1940 until August 20, 1945. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Engineers, the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, and the First Special Service Force formed by combining Canadian and American troops to train at Fort Harrison.

The most-decorated Native Canadian veteran, serving in both WWII and the Korean War holding a sniper in the trees

Tom Longboat's running career had a bright future, however; in 1916, he set aside his own future for Canada’s and enlisted in the Armed Services. Using his athletic ability, he ran messages from one military post to another. Tom returned to service for the Second World War as a member of the Veterans Guard. Recognized as a remarkable national hero, he was placed in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Indian Hall of Fame.

Tom Longboat is shown buying a paper from a French newspaper boy.

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