Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2
Need more Strombo Show? Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras.
Captain Simon Mailloux is a decorated soldier. He's received the 2012 Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and 2009 Sacrifice Medal to name a few. He started his training at Fort St-Jean, just weeks before 9/11. His first posting as a platoon Commander for the Airborne Company of 3rd battalion Le Royal 22e Régiment led him to Kandahar. Injured in a late night attack in November of 2007, an IED explosion that killed three others, Captain Mailloux lost the lower part of his left leg. Though his recovery was tough, his resolve to return to duty proved even tougher. He began regular training to prove his ability to continue serving. In 2008 he became aide-de-camp to the then-Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, and in 2009, he became the first known Canadian soldier to return to service after an amputation. Captain Mailloux takes to the red chair to share his story of courage with George.