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Rob Porkka

Rob Porkka

Friday, May 8th 2020

Posted in: History

Rob Porkka Red Deer, Alberta Image: Rob Porkka at the Knokke-Heist Liberation March Rob Porkka is a historian and educator. He taught at the AFCENT International School (run by NATO) in the Netherlands on loan from the Red Deer...

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Addy Jentink

Addy Jentink

Thursday, May 7th 2020

Posted in: History

Addy Jentink (Heystek) Vlissingen, Netherlands Addy (Zoetje Adriana) Heystek was born in February 1931. Her family lived close to the sea on Walcheren Island. The youngest of three children, she has fond memories from before the war including...

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Coby TenHove

Coby TenHove

Wednesday, May 6th 2020

Posted in: History

Coby TenHove (Spuijbrock) Vlaardingen, Netherlands In December 1944, Jacoba (Coby) Spuijbrock was born in the middle of the night by the light of an oil lamp. With the scarcity of resources, her family was lucky to find oil in it. Food...

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Leonard Miller

Leonard Miller

Tuesday, May 5th 2020

Posted in: History

Sapper Leonard Miller Innisfail/Dickson, Alberta 1918-1945 Image: Leonard Miller official military portrait Leonard Alfred Miller was born on his family farm in the Cottonwood District west of Innisfail on June 27, 1918 to Jesse...

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