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Hong Kong veterans award bravery medal to dog

Those who served during Canada's wars expected danger at the hands of the enemy. But they were ill prepared for the fight that awaited some of them at home. Most veterans were welcomed home with open arms and assistance in putting their lives back in order. But several groups — native Canadians, Métis, merchant mariners and Hong Kong prisoners of war — found themselves ignored and denied the recognition and benefits so crucial to rebuilding their lives. For them, the fight would last another half century.

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A rare war medal is awarded to Sgt. Gander, a Newfoundland dog who saved lives in Hong Kong.

Medium: Radio
Program: This Morning
Broadcast Date: Aug. 11, 2000
Guest(s): Fred Kelley, Jeremy Swanson
Host: Mary Ambrose
Duration: 17:26

Last updated: June 23, 2014

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