Fredette says opening up and sharing his experiences happened gradually, despite not feeling direct trauma from the war during his waking hours. His physical trauma was also limited, with his one arm remaining rigid after the war until regular exercise loosened the muscles. Turning this month, Fredette feels grateful for the gift of a life left largely untouched by horrors he endured. Top News. Greenwood veteran recalls the dangers of serving in Second World War. Former Kentville paramedic gets day parole on sex offences. Appropriate exercise can benefit those recovering from cancer Atlantic Canada universities see hike in international students.
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And then she waited four years for him to return. It was a meager supply at best. He describes it as one of the longest nights of his life.
Hormidas Fredette said the battle was short and brutal, and he remembers it like it happened yesterday. He also vividly recalls his time imprisoned in a prisoners-of-war camp, and the brutality that darkened those days. He walked out of the hotel and was never seen alive again.
On Christmas Day of , Fredette became a prisoner of war. He now lives with his son, Brian, who says his father still sometimes yells in his sleep.
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