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National Aboriginal Veterans Day: Remembering Tommy Prince

Remembering the man who was one of Canada’s most decorated Indigenous war veterans

Thomas George Prince (middle), who was known as Tommy Prince, was an Indigenous war hero. He served in World War Two and the Korean War. (PPCLI Museum and Archives in Calgary)

Multimedia by Vanessa Nim

By Thomas Gotzamanis

Tommy Prince served in the Second World War and the Korean War and was awarded a total of 11 medals for his service.

Prince was also a nominee for the five dollar bill. A petition to make Tommy Prince the face of the five dollar bill raised over 1500 supporters in its first 48 hours after it launched on June 21.

Explore our interactive timeline breaking down Tommy Prince’s early life, his military service, and his life after the wars.

November 13, 2020

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