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Records show Sturgeon Falls teenager was among D-Day casualties in 1944

Thousands of Canadian soldiers who gave their lives in 1944 were recognized in France on June 6th, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and Battle for Normandy.

Not all the troops made it back home in making the ultimate sacrifice.

One of those soldiers was 19-year-old Joseph Ernest Albert Aubin of Sturgeon Falls.

Aubin was in Montreal when he enlisted in the Canadian Army.

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Records show Aubin was overseas where he went through four weeks of gruelling training and testing and then was accepted to the elite 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion.

Then between 1:00am and 1:30am on June 6th, 1944 Aubin jumped with other paratroopers onto France and at some point was killed.

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