Three soldiers, 150 years in uniform: Canadian Jews in the military

Westmount, Quebec – 23 May 2017:  The Canadian Jewish Experience, proudly celebrating Canada’s 150 years, invites the friends & members of the RMR regimental family to a unique opportunity: A panel composed of Jewish veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces who will discuss their military experience as Jews, spanning eight decades of service, and specific issues encountered and surmounted.

WHEN: Monday May 29, 2017 at 7 PM

WHERE: Officers’ Mess, 4625 Ste-Catherine Street West, Montreal QC H3Z 1S4


Panel will be moderated by Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Garber, CD, who served 32 years in the Army Reserve, including command of the Brockville Rifles regiment.

Panel members:

Honorary Colonel David Hart, MM, CD
HCol Hart, aged 99 ¾, was awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the battlefield as a young Sergeant at Dieppe. He is the longest serving Honorary Colonel in the Canadian Army.

Major-General (retired) Edward Fitch, OMM, MSM, CD
MGen Fitch is only the second Jewish member of the Canadian Armed Forces to attain the rank of major-general. He served multiple tours with NATO and UN forces around the world.

Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Dr. Markus Martin, CD, MDCM
Dr. Markus Martin, a distinguished Montreal-based physician, commanded 51st Medical Company in Canada’s Army Reserve prior to his operational deployment to Afghanistan.

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