Friday, May 11, 2007


Congrats Sergeant Perry Elias Collins (Gambo Native) CHIMO

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Gambo native receives award from the Chief of the Defense Staff
Sergeant Perry Elias Collins (Gambo Native) Task Force Kabul, Afghanistan is commended by the Chief of the Defense Staff of the Canadian Forces. (Chief Hillier) Special Congratulations from his parents Elias and Ethel Collins, Gambo and his friends and Family.

The Accomendation Reads as follows:

The Chief of the Defense Staff of the Canadian Forces


Sergeant P.E. Collins
Task Force Kabul, Afghanistan

Sergeant Collins is commended for his outstanding performance and professional actions when he responded to an attack on a Canadian Embassy vehicle on 28 March 2005, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Upon hearing a report that a Canadian vehicle had been hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Sergeant Collins' team made their way to the scene. Despite the dangers of a growing crowd around the stricken vehicle, and the risk that a second IED could be present at the scene, he acted courageously and professionally, forming part of a small cordon in order to establish security for the injured passengers and to assist in securing the scene. Sergeant Collins' actions were crucial in the conduct of the successful extraction of Canadian personnel and property after the attack. would also like to congratulate Sergeant Perry Collins for his brave actions.

Some More Pictures of Sergeant Collins receiving his award from Chief Hillier.

Young Newfie Construction Worker

A young Newfoundland family moved into a house next door to a vacant lot.

One day a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot. The young family's 6 year old daughter naturally took an interest in the activity going on next door and started talking with the workers.

She hung around and eventually the construction crew, gems in the rough, all of them more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week they even presented her with a pay envelope containing a dollar.

The little girl took it home to her mother who said all the appropriate words of admiration and suggested that they take the dollar pay she had received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When they got to the bank the teller was equally impressed with the story and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age.

The little girl proudly replied, "I've been working with a construction crew building a house."

"My goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on the house again this week too?"

"I will if those useless bastards at the lumber yard ever bring us the friggin' drywall," replied the little girl.

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