Lieutenant Gordon Roland DeBlois (1921 -1943)

Lieutenant Gordon Roland DeBlois (1921 -1943) <br> Courtesy of the Dorothy Forsythe Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

Lieutenant Gordon Roland DeBlois (1921 -1943)
Courtesy of the Dorothy Forsythe Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

All I pray for is that we, who are here, shall not be forgotten when this war is over. I pray that our sacrifices will not have been in vain, that in another few years, the world will not be drowned in blood again. I pray that the people of all nations in the world will be big and wise enough to work for everlasting Peace, Happiness and Prosperity without allowing their prejudices, personal greed, or selfish ambitions stand in the path of such an aim.

Excerpt from a letter from Gordon Roland DeBlois to his parents dated December 19, 1943 – eight days before he was killed in action in Italy at the age of 22.

 

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