Louis Roy - WWII Métis Veterans Story
July 14, 2019- Born in Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan in 1920, Louis Roy joined the Canadian Army in 1942. He served in the Saskatoon Light Infantry in England, Africa, Sicily and Italy. He suffered hearing loss in one ear during the Italian campaign due to the close range gunfire and bombing. With the end of the war, he returned to Saskatchewan and took up trapping and fishing as his main way of life. He then worked for more than 20 years as a carpenter for Northern Housing and for the Northern Lights School Division until his retirement in 1985. Mr. Roy recollects his wartime experiences in the following interview with Métis Nation elder Jim Durocher.