Claude Petit (Primary Source)
Claude Petit joined the Army when he was fifteen years old. He enlisted with his cousin in Regina,
Saskatchewan. Claude served in the Korean War and his arm was wounded by shrapnel from
mortar fire during an engagement with the Chinese. Read and listen to Claude’s story as he talks about his experience on the frontlines of the Korean War.
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