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Mar 12, 2010
Eileen:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

A combination of being away from home for a week-long conference, an overwhelming number of story submissions to catch up on, and the time it has taken me to research the names of the victims you disclosed, and the fact that your article had to be broken into 2 parts (did not fit into my template) has resulted in a much longer delay in posting than are typical on my site.

Eileen, given your suspicions, the general public may decide to lash out on you and your family if your suspicions about your father prove to be truth, which is why I removed both your full name and that of your father's.

There are only two things I can do: One, post your story so that you have a chance to have it known. And two, strongly recommend you report what you suspect to the authorities and bring whatever evidence (military records, etc.) you may have in your possession. If the authorities don't want to pay heed, consider getting in touch with an organization that specializes in such cases; perhaps America's Most Wanted. I wish you and your family all the best, Eileen, and I hope you are able to access some form of counselling in order to help you through all the repercussions of having lived such a terrible childhood, as well as now living with the belief that your father was a murderer. Thank you for sharing your story and your suspicions with my visitors and me.

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Mar 14, 2010
I am not to Blame for the LIfe and Sins of Another
by: maurice

Your story is every so real for you and your family to share: It is a most distressing, horrible to read the Army Report of your Father. War is is a mystery. Armies who fight in wars must be the most soul destroying for the men and women who have to fight in them. They are human beings like you and me. Each individual is under orders each day they wake up. we know that many want to walk away but desertion is a crime. your story is of one man who was you Father: broken completely by his participation in wars. You know the hell he went through, the hell he may have put you and your family through because of the effects of war on him. One can never condone the actions of another especially when they abuse. Again a percent of Army Parents (Fathers) reared the children hard physically/emotionally/ sexually abusing them as part of their understanding of parenting. Many Army Families reared their children lovingly, wanting and giving them the best. You were maybe one of the unlucky ones. Please get help. You will not make a real sense of your Fathers Army lfe unless you get professonal help of a therapist and counselling. Let him rest in peace by getting on with your life, living it to the full, making the best for you and your loved ones NOW. Through counselling you will do the right thing for yourself and all concerned in your life NOW. Dwelling on the past can be very sould destroying. Especially hat of another whom you can't answer for all that went on in his life. Your Life now is the most important. Darlene certainly gave you words of Love and encouragement. Heed them and move on.

Dec 21, 2010
Stay strong
by: Nancy

Eileen,

Your comments have touched me. I am similar in age to you and I live in London. I would like you to know that I will be thinking of you and your family over this holiday season. I believe that, like me, Londoners hearing your story would simply want to hug you and make you feel warm, cared for and safe.

How difficult it must have been for you to put your story out there. Clearly you must have found an inner strength to draw on. Very impressive.

Stay strong.
Warmest wishes for a healthy future.

Nancy

Mar 02, 2017
Near Death
by: Anonymous

In 1961-62 I lived in London Ont. We had a fenced in front yard where us kids played. When I was almost 4, my sister and I were outside playing. My mom said she would look out the window and keep an eye on us, this particular day she did not see me and came out to look. She said she went to the fence up by the street and saw a man carrying a child. She said she didn't know if it was me but she ran down the street calling my name out. She said this man turned and when he saw her, tossed me onto the ground and took off running.
She said he had on a uniform like a soldier. She told me this later in life when I was maybe 14 yrs old. It haunts me to this day to think if that was the same man who killed these other girls.

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