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Medals donated to regimental museum

Maj. Kyle Strong (left), deputy commanding officer of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, First Battalion, accepts the service medals from Fraser Eaton, son of Lt.-Col. Cam Eaton (who is pictured in framed photograph).
Maj. Kyle Strong (left), deputy commanding officer of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, First Battalion, accepts the service medals from Fraser Eaton, son of Lt.-Col. Cam Eaton (who is pictured in framed photograph).

In a ceremony at the Royal Newfoundland Regiment museum in the CFS St. John’s headquarters on The Boulevard on Wednesday morning, members of the Eaton family donated the military service medals of their late father, Lt.-Col. Gordon Campbell (Cam) Eaton.

Among his medals in the collection, Lt.-Col. Eaton was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the field during an operation in Italy in November 1943 as a member of the 166 (Nfld.) Field Regiment. His medals will be displayed in the museum alongside those of his father, William Eaton, whose First World War service medals were previously presented to the museum.

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