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Kelowna man’s father honoured at Juno Beach

Courtesy Omer Vautour

Omer Vautour’s father, Alphonse, was 20 years old when he landed on the shores of Juno Beach in France in June 1944.

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Courtesy Omer Vautour

He was with the North Shore Regiment of New Brunswick.

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Alphonse Vautour never returned to France or Europe after serving his country until this week.

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The 99-year-old is part of a Canadian delegation of veterans commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day at Juno Beach.

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He was also the recipient of the first twoonie which was minted by the Royal Canadian Mint in commemoration of the event.

 

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