"If there's another war, stay out of it." World War II veteran honoured in Terrace

Jun 06, 2014, 08:02 PM, Terrace, BC, Canada

It is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the military offensive that changed the course of the Second World War.

But even though the storming of Juno Beach was a turning point, it was not the end of the war. In fact, for Sandy Sandhals it was only just beginning.

The Terrace resident landed in Normandy shortly after D-Day, and was next sent to Tilly de Campagne in France.

Then he was captured and had to spend time as a prisoner of war.L

"Let's just say I was hungry for nine months," he says of the experience.

As for what he wants people to remember about World War II, it's the human cost of battle.

"All of the buddies that I trained with are dead. If there's another war, stay out of it. It's a horrible experience."

Sandhals is being honoured in a ceremony in Terrace this afternoon.

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