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Charles Boulet

1922-2018

Charles Boulet

Charles Boulet was born on August 27, 1922, in Dunrea, Manitoba. He enlisted with the 6th Canadian Paratrooper Battalion in September 1940 at the age of 17. He was injured in 1944 on the Salisbury Plain in England during a training exercise in which a shell exploded, resulting in the loss of his left arm below the elbow.

Mr. Boulet joined The War Amps the same year and was an active member of the Manitoba Branch, holding the positions of:

  • Member, Sick and Visiting Committee
  • First Vice-President, Second Vice-President and President

His legacy of visiting the homes of new or sick amputees to allay fears about the future and to provide comfort is remembered by many.

From The War Amps, he received the Honourary CHAMP Membership, the Distinguished Service Membership and the Meritorious Service Membership.

Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Meritorious Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Honourary CHAMP Membership

As a civilian, he worked as a pension clerk in a facility that specialized in veterans’ health. He retired in the 1980s and travelled extensively afterwards with his wife to places such as Africa, South America and the Middle East.

Mr. Boulet passed away on November 7, 2018.

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Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Meritorious Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Honourary CHAMP Membership