Stoney soldier Joe Poucette remembered for bravery after WW II death – CBC

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Stoney soldier Joe Poucette remembered for bravery after WW II death – CBC

by pmnationtalk on November 11, 2015341 Views

‘We hold our warriors in high esteem,’ says Stoney Elder about WW II Rifleman

Rifleman Joe Poucette enlisted in the military in secret.

He made sure his paperwork was complete before he told his family: he was the only soldier from Stoney Nakoda First Nation west of Calgary to serve in the Second World War.

But he didn’t have to worry about their reaction to the news he was volunteering to fight for Canada.

Joe Poucette enlisted without his family’s knowledge. Still they celebrated him as a revered warrior at a powwow to send him to fight overseas. (Submitted by Kenny and Virginia House)

“The community had a powwow for him, honouring him,” said niece Tina Fox. “They gave him a name and a ceremonial song, and the next day he went off to war.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/joe-poucette-stoney-warrior-remembered-1.3312824

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