James Bird

James Bird

Amica at West Vancouver

Canadian Army – Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry – Served 2 ½ years

James was a Lieutenant and then a Commander in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

During his 2 ½ years of service in Italy, James spent a lot of time on the front line, leading his troops. Thirty four bullets went through his shirt, but didn’t touch him; 3 bullets did get through, missing his heart by inches. He led thousands of men through many land mines, but didn’t get harmed himself and only lost 2 men.