Canada at War: HEROES: Three Men of Valor

Three men were honored for valor in Canada last week: one in death, one on his homecoming, one with the British Empire's rarest medal.

Champion's Champion. Roy Brown's greatest moment came in the early morning of April 21, 1918. He had been in almost daily aerial combat on the western front for 14 months. His nerves were dangerously taut. Said he: "Milk and brandy were my only food [for two weeks]. ..." That morning he swooped unseen behind an Albatross, bagged the famed, ferocious Red Knight of Germany, Baron Manfred von Richthofen.

When Australian machine gunners later disputed the kill, Brown...

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