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‘A very brave man’: Windsor, Amherstburg ‘Devil’s Brigade’ veteran dies at 97 | CBC

‘A very brave man’: Windsor, Amherstburg ‘Devil’s Brigade’ veteran dies at 97 | CBC

Ralph Mayville, veteran of the First Special Service Force during World War II, has died.

Mayville, born August 21, 1921, grew up in Amherstburg, Ont. and later lived in Windsor.

According to records from the Windsor Public Library, Mayville became a member of the Essex Scottish Regiment in 1940, but quickly joined the Royal Canadian Regiment.

In 1944, Mayville was one of the elite Canadian-American force, nicknamed the ‘Devil’s Brigade’ that landed in Italy. The unit would later become a model for the U.S. Navy SEALs.

Source: ‘A very brave man’: Windsor, Amherstburg ‘Devil’s Brigade’ veteran dies at 97 | CBC

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