Guy Robitaille joined the militia in 1937 to pursue a military career. During W.W. ll in Sicily, while leading his troops, Dad was wounded 3 times and was subsequently hospitalized for nine months. Later on, after action reports, he was awarded his Military Cross. After recovering from his wounds, Robitaille's career took him throughout North America and Europe. At the end of the war he travelled to Manilla - initially to see an old friend - and created a program that would inform Canadian families of the status of individual POWs, provide POWs with fast cash for essentials, explain the rehabilitation process to the victims, and identify Japanese officers who contravened the rules of war.
After his promotion in 1961 to Lieutenant-Colonel, his career included serving NATO through the Supreme Headquarters Allied
Expeditionary Force in Europe and operations and military intelligence postings in Ottawa. He retired in 1971.
On 21 June, 2014 Guy Robotaille passed away in the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, Ottawa.
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