Francois Boutin was born in Alida, Saskatchewan on August 6, 1928. Boutin enlisted in Shilo, Manitoba with the Royal 22nd Regiment in 1947. He served as a paratrooper in Korea before being injured in 1952, shot in both shoulders. He recovered in a hospital in Japan before returning to Canada in June 1953. This collection currently consists of twenty-four photographs and a few personal items.
These collections contain materials relating to Canada's participation in the Korean War, 1950 to 1953.
Edward Henry McKenzie was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia in March, 1925. McKenzie enlisted with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the beginning of the Korean war, and served in Korea with them until his return to Nanaimo at the end of the war. The collection currently consists of more than twenty letters and fourteen photographs.