MHM Sgt. Tommy Prince
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 49° 55.418 W 097° 13.723
14U E 627140 N 5531643
Quick Description: This Manitoba Historical Marker is the Field of Honour Section, Lot 7927 in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 7/4/2014 7:22:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMM1QK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 7

Long Description:
The Marker is 150 metres south of the Last Post Fund Columbaria in the northwest corner of the cemetery. His grave is four metres east of the Marker.
Marker Name: Sgt. Tommy Prince

Agency: Brookside Cemetery celebrating 125 years

Languages: English

Location:
Field of Honour Section, Lot 7927 Brookside Cemetery 3001 Notre Dame Avenue Winnipeg


Marker Text:
Sgt. Tommy Prince One of the Most Decorated Aboriginal War Veterans Thomas George Prince was born in 1915 at the Brokenhead First Nation and he was the great-great-grandson of Chief Peguis, who played a prominent role in the early history of the Red River Settlement. As a young man, Prince earned a reputation as "a good, honest hard worker," who helped support his family as a hunter, trapper, and farm labourer. With the onset of the Second World War, Prince voluntarily embarked upon what would become a distinguished military career. In 1940 he served in the Royal Canadian Engineers, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and the 1st Canadian Special Service Battalion - part of the "Devil's Brigade." Prince's courage and disregard for his own personal safety inspired his comrades and earned him the Military Medal for "exceptional bravery" as well as the Silver Star (United States) for "gallantry in action." King George VI awarded these medals to Prince at Buckingham Palace on London, England in 1945. Prince also served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry during the Korean War, for which he received the Korea Medal, United Nations Medal, and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. Tommy Prince has become an outstanding role model for the Aboriginal community. He demonstrated that opportunity and good training can lead to success, and he did, so in an exemplary manner. He was a natural leader, educator, entrepreneur, lobbyist, politician, visionary, and statesman. Before Prince passed away in 1977, he receive two more honours. And in 1975, the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry gave him a special salute and citation on the Brokenhead Reserve, and in October 1976, the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood awarded Prince with a Certificate of merit "for his years of dedicated service to the Indian people of Manitoba." Field of Honour Section, Lot 7927 Dedicated June 15, 2003


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