Community

Longtime legion member honoured with medal

From left, legion president Hank Groen, Sgt. Bruce Thompson, Robert Fritzke and deputy zone commander Bonnie MacMillan. Fritzke was honoured with a 50-year medal from the legion in May.  - Contribute photo
From left, legion president Hank Groen, Sgt. Bruce Thompson, Robert Fritzke and deputy zone commander Bonnie MacMillan. Fritzke was honoured with a 50-year medal from the legion in May.
— image credit: Contribute photo

A former air-force pilot was honoured for his 50 years of dedication to legions across Canada last month.

Robert Fritzke, 96, was honoured with the 50-year ordinary medal and pin at the 2014 Honours and Awards ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion White Rock Branch 008 in late May.

The Vietnam war veteran was one of eight siblings who joined the armed forces between 1935-1955.

“Out of 13 of us, eight joined the armed forces,” he said. “I’ve got to think that has to be a record for any family in a 20-year period.”

After serving his country, Robert Fritzke became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and has been a long-standing member since 1964.

For more information, visit www.legion8whiterock.ca/

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Farewell to former Surrey school trustees
 
Y walk when you can raise money
 
Christmas, back in the old days
Initial assessment finds mother unfit to stand trial: defence
 
Surrey murder victim identifed as Jaylen Sandhu, 17
 
Guilty plea in Langley arson attack
The Merry Musicians just refuse to call it quits
 
Being Jacob Marley
 
Photo: Public comes through for Kim Snow

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.