Lester Christensen was the first person in Lethbridge to enlist and he was in service until the very end of the war. Lester was primarily a cook and he was involved in the battles at Anzio. My grandfather, Robert Speirs, was a mechanic who was part of the D Day landing. He was very tall and he spent much of that day helping drag soldiers out of the water and onto the beach. Both made it home alive.