Friday, March 06, 2020

Corporal Léo Major ("Canadian Rambo")...The two war hero that defined Canadian heroism - and a guy you probably never heard of...

He was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things, but most Canadians don’t know his name.

He landed on the beaches as part of the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944. Later that day, he captured a German armoured vehicle by himself.

He refused to be evacuated when he injured his left eye in combat. At the Battle of the Scheldt, he single-handedly captured 93 Germans after an entire garrison surrendered to him.

He refused to be evacuated when an exploding landmine broke his back. In one night, he single-handedly liberated the Dutch town of Zwolle by forcing the enemy to retreat.

He volunteered for service in the Korean War in 1950. He led his men to capture and defend Hill 355 for three days despite being vastly outnumbered.

He is one of only three Canadians to be awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in two separate wars. Some called him the “Canadian Rambo”.  His name is Corporal Léo Major.

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