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Corporal Clayton Matchee

Canadian peacemakers were lauded as heroes when they went into an untamed land ruled by rebels. Their mission, Operation Deliverance, charged them with restoring order in Somalia. But in fact, the Canadian Airborne regiment was splitting apart at the seams, lacking both leadership and accountability. Murder after murder, the troops came home disgraced. Tracks were covered and responsibility shifted up and down the chain of command during an investigation that would dismantle the army and implicate the government in a high-level cover-up.

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Cpl. Clayton Matchee's family raises questions about his apparent attempted suicide.

Medium: Television
Program: Prime Time News
Broadcast Date: May 12, 1993
Guest(s): Leon Matchee, Marj Matchee, Selina Matchee, Carol Mathieu
Host: Peter Mansbridge, Pamela Wallin
Reporter: Susan Harada
Duration: 4:51

Last updated: July 25, 2013

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