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Son of Sask. D-Day solider remembers his father’s bravery, 75 years later – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 2019101 Views

June 6, 2019

Charles Bird was a member of the Regina Rifles, and landed on Juno Beach on June 6, 1944.

His son is proud to talk about his late father.

“I’m extremely proud to know that my dad joined up,” Nelson Bird said. “As did his brothers, his dad, to serve Canada without hesitation. They just knew that we all had to stand up,”

Charles, better known as Charlie, was born in 1919 on Peepeekisis Cree Nation. He enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces and at 24, he went to war.

He said his father didn’t speak much of his time overseas, but from the stories he did share, Nelson knew the experience took a toll on his father.

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