06 February 2011

Decorated WWII Canadian Tank Officer Dies

Rest in peace BGen (retired) Ned Amy.
One of Canada’s highest decorated and respected tank officers of the Second World War has died.

Retired brigadier-general Ned Amy, 94, died Wednesday in the Camp Hill hospital, said several members of the military.


Amy received the following awards during his military career:

•Distinguished Service Order during the Second World War from Canada for his part in the liberation of the Netherlands.

•The Military Cross during the Second World War from Canada for determined and gallant leadership while holding a vital bridgehead over the Moro River when he was serving in Italy.

•The Order of the British Empire for his service during the Korean War.

•The United States Bronze Star for his service in Korea.

In July 2007, Amy received the highest order France bestows, the Legion d’honneur, for helping liberate that country during the Second World War.

Amy retired from active service in 1972.
By: Shelldrake

1 comment:

Christopher Hinn said...

May you rest in peace sir! We condole with his family. Such a great man with all his contributions for the good of his country. May you serve as an inspiration for others.