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Old 27-11-20, 04:11
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Old 27-11-20, 10:03
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"Gary Bath stepped forward when an American traveller needed help on the Alaska Highway. He went 1,700 kilometres out of his way to help out. (Dave Croft/CBC)"
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Old 28-11-20, 04:38
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This is not just generousity, but absolute necessity. The weather will kill you.

It is notable that he is a Canadian Ranger. The opposite of militarism to a US Army Ranger, but every bit typical of Canadians. I hope his Ranger Patrol OC gets wind of this story and checks his performance of duties against the requirements for an award. ((Some of them have pretty low qualifying standards, but bosses are too lazy or sheepish to do the staff work.))
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Old 11-12-20, 15:34
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Attached is a very touching story about one of the MLU members, Gary Bath. I read it this morning and the name caught my eye. I thought possibly possibly and after some research found out it WAS Gary, who I met quite a number of years ago.
I thought I'd pass it on to the forum as just a really nice Covid Free Christmas Season Warm and Fuzzy Story. Kinda story the Hallmark Channel would make into a movie.
I'd like to title it: "Nice Neighbours Eh Donald J! Probably in the Sergent's Mess.

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Well, as the saying goes, "Good things happen to Good People". Got an email from Gary Bath this morning regarding his little escapade. Turns out that Brett Wilson of Dragon's Den Fame on the CBC has paid for Gary and his family to go on an all expenses paid trip to the Yukon. Nice going Gary and well deserved. AND nice going Brett! Robert
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Old 08-06-21, 00:03
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Hey All

Yes that was me that helped the family last November get closer to home, just to update you, Lynn, (the Lady I helped) and I got money to buy a new vehicle from Planters Peanuts for "Going a Nut Above", I got the offer of an all expenses paid trip to the Yukon by Brett Wilson, hopefully that will happen this year with restrictions lifting. No I have not received anything from my Patrol Commander or any branch of our military, except for congratulations from vets and the odd serving member, I did however get a challenge coin from a Brig. General and a Col. from the US Army in Alaska, they also wrote letters to me thanking me for helping a member of their unit, I will post picks of those later or if you want to creep my FB page they are there.

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Old 08-06-21, 01:12
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Here is the coin and letter from the General. I almost forgot, I got a Battle Buddy Coin and Dogtag from Mike Rude of the "Rude Awakening Tour" and A challenge coin from my friend Joe Elliot for the Jasper Legion.
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Old 08-06-21, 03:29
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Gary (aka Ranger Bath):

I see a couple of significant things in your recognitions. The coin is number 500, which as a numerical value is a nice round number. The personal note is touching, and the letter from the General says a lot.

In my experience, foreign recognition for notable service is quite uncommon in Canada. You may have not received anything from your chain but they cannot ignore your loot come PER time. Make sure your Patrol Commander has good quality copies of the letters and cards, and photos of the coins for your pers file.

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Hey Terry

You are correct and I do hold those letters and coins in High regard as well as the Battle Buddy Coin I got from Mike Rude, I just recently was contacted by Women's World Magazine and they will be doin an article that will come out Nov 18, I also got a message from GM/OnStar to do a podcast discussing Strangers helping Strangers, not sure when that will be out but I can update this post when I find out.

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Old 01-11-21, 23:23
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Glad to see things are happening!
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Hey

So we did our podcast and it should be up on this site very soon ie by Friday or next week: https://www.onstar.com/us/en/tell-me...ppened-podcast

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The Onstar podcast is up now if anyone is interested in listening to it, you can access it here: https://www.onstar.com/us/en/tell-me...ppened-podcast . Ours is episode 4
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Hi Gary, I enjoyed listening to the podcast! Thanks for the link. I congratulate you again for a job well done. B.P.
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Hello Gary,

I enjoyed listening to the podcast as well. Very interesting to hear you talk about your rescue mission and adventure. Very well done, sir!
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Old 28-01-22, 21:25
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good on you Gary.

looking at her route from Georgia to Regina, I realize I took that same route back in 1960, my mom and my then 13 year old brother shared the driving to move from Marietta to Craik Saskatchewan. Robert Bergeron knows the whole story.
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I know the whole story Harry and it is absolutely amazing ! Well done Ranger Gary !
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Hey everyone

Thank you for the kind words, I do appreciate it.

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Hey All

Just wanted to let you all know that I was chosen to be a Sentry at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, I think part of it has to do with with trip .

I will be there from Sept 9 to Oct 22, not sure of my schedule yet but I should have a day or two off and plan to make a trip to the ONTR museum again as I see it has grown a lot since I was last there, also if anyone would like to meetup for a coffee I would be happy to go when I can.

We do a Buddy Check coffee here with veterans and First Responders so I would not mind doing one or joining one while there.

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Just wanted to let you all know that I was chosen to be a Sentry at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, I think part of it has to do with with trip .
Hey Gary, that's a great honour!

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Just wanted to let you all know that I was chosen to be a Sentry at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, I think part of it has to do with with trip .

I will be there from Sept 9 to Oct 22, not sure of my schedule yet but I should have a day or two off and plan to make a trip to the ONTR museum again as I see it has grown a lot since I was last there, also if anyone would like to meetup for a coffee I would be happy to go when I can.

We do a Buddy Check coffee here with veterans and First Responders so I would not mind doing one or joining one while there.

Gary
Gary, I was an escort for the 11 Nov sentries one year. I had to loan one guy my uniform pants because of a dry cleaner's mixup! We fixed the hems with safety pins and glue.

Send me a note when you've got your itinerary. There is a lot to see and do in the Nation's Capital. And, there's a big airshow 16, 17, 18 Sept in Gatineau. The Cold War Collection expects to have 2-3 historic vehicles out in the public.

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