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(CTV)   Last Canadian soldier to win Victoria Cross dies. Alva "Smoky" Smith was a soldier's soldier who killed Germans and liked "a big goddamn party"   (ctv.ca) divider line 257
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2005-08-04 07:49:39 AM  
I heard this guys story on CBC last night. Amazing! A true hero.
 
2005-08-04 08:35:25 AM  
Scotch with sunrise, that's beatiful!!

"Try to do this as often as you can,'' said Smith, who used to kill enemy troops with a half-metre-long, Indian-style warclub bristling with nails.

whoa...
 
2005-08-04 08:39:06 AM  
Wow.....this guy had some maple syrup in his sack, eh?



In all seriousness - bravo
 
2005-08-04 08:42:11 AM  
"Even Germans don't like to be shot,'' Smith said.

Brave and funny.

RIP, Smokey.
 
2005-08-04 09:24:01 AM  
"Try to do this as often as you can...You never know when your last sunrise is going to be.''

Too true. What a great story.
 
2005-08-04 09:49:24 AM  
Smooky died?!?
 
2005-08-04 10:03:31 AM  
He built a reputation as an independent-minded man suspicious of authorities. They made him a corporal nine times and busted him back to private nine times. That was his rank when he was awarded his VC, the only Canadian private to win the medal in the Second World War

This guy is awesome. It sounds like it would make a good movie.
 
2005-08-04 10:07:28 AM  
Yes 2wheel but don't worry he'll still be posting as a zombie just like EatHam
 
2005-08-04 11:25:47 AM  
A true hero.
 
2005-08-04 11:25:59 AM  
 
2005-08-04 11:27:19 AM  
That's a great story on two levels:

1. Highlights a heroic man.
2. Highlights a government that hasn't had a need to hand out a VC for many years.

Go, peace!
 
2005-08-04 11:28:33 AM  
Too bad that was the last Canadian Hero

No no! Al Queda is our friend! They want to have parties with America, and buy us booze and women! Those nice people you call "teruhrists" really love having a good time.
 
2005-08-04 11:29:03 AM  
Now, let's see if we can turn this into a Canada vs USA flamewar like the last thread...

/sarcasm
 
2005-08-04 11:29:06 AM  
A true badass. RIP!
 
2005-08-04 11:29:46 AM  
Wow! Great article. He was a real bad-ass. Tonight, I drink to Smoky.
 
2005-08-04 11:29:50 AM  
I see DaShredda already got started. Anyone else?
 
2005-08-04 11:30:15 AM  
Stephen Ambrose should have written a book about this guy, though he would have had to concede that the US wasn't the only country that fought against the Axis in WW II.

/lame threadjack attempt.
 
2005-08-04 11:30:18 AM  
Smith grabbed more magazines and "steadfastly held his position,'' said the citation.

"It was just a bunch of rocks,'' Smith said. "You're not fighting on the prairies, you know. You try and keep out of sight.


So he was camping, and owned the entire map. Good for him!
 
2005-08-04 11:30:51 AM  
Smokey=badass
/killing Nazis
//ok by me
 
2005-08-04 11:31:26 AM  
Never mind, I'm sure some Americans can find something bad to say about him if they look hard enough. After all, he's foreign.
 
2005-08-04 11:31:52 AM  
i saw this as well on the cbc last night...

they played an interview with him from 1947(?) and he said ,after being asked about fending off the germans, "well, yeah, i was a little busy there for a while..."

he kicked ass, and was still modest about it. truly one of canada's greatest WWII heroes passes away.

/met him in a grade 4 remeberence day ceremony
 
2005-08-04 11:32:46 AM  
Bill Brasky?
 
2005-08-04 11:33:38 AM  
my dad was in the army for over 20 years. he fought in ww2 and korea. he always told me some of the canadians were badasses.

/rip smokey
//they dont make men like him anymore
 
2005-08-04 11:33:46 AM  
"used to kill enemy troops with a half-metre-long, Indian-style warclub bristling with nails."

warrior.
 
2005-08-04 11:34:07 AM  
cue the snide comments from the american heroes, since the exchange rate for canadian heroes to american heroes is probably 100:1 .
 
2005-08-04 11:35:03 AM  
RIP soldier and kick some ass up there!
 
2005-08-04 11:36:16 AM  
WOW. Just WOW. They don't make like that anymore. Broke the mold after this one.
 
2005-08-04 11:36:17 AM  
Wow.
 
2005-08-04 11:36:22 AM  
rrtt22:

This guy is awesome. It sounds like it would make a good movie.

Be careful what you wish for..
 
2005-08-04 11:36:25 AM  
"..half-metre-long, Indian-style warclub bristling with nails." That's all you need to know.
 
2005-08-04 11:38:33 AM  
where is good ol' Smokey when you need him to kill a few trolls on fark.

RIP hero.
 
2005-08-04 11:38:49 AM  
A warrior is a warrior, no matter which flag he fights for.

Someone warn Elysian Fields - a true warrior is coming home.
 
2005-08-04 11:38:55 AM  
Gash

I'm sure some Americans can find something bad to say about him if they look hard enough.


Maybe Limbaugh can call him "Staff puke"!
 
2005-08-04 11:39:42 AM  
RIP Smoky. This guy is AWESOME. The world needs more guys like this . . . I think.

As far as us Americans making snide comments, so far I see one. How many snide comments bashing Americans? Oh a few more than one.
 
2005-08-04 11:40:27 AM  
"I don't take prisoners. Period,'' Smith said 60 years later. "I'm not paid to take prisoners. I'm paid to kill them.

I've heard from Australian vets that the Canadians were badasses. And that then they'd have the balls to challenge Australians to drinking contests. I think a draw was the usual result.

Goodonya my Canadian mates; you've buried a great bloke.
 
2005-08-04 11:41:01 AM  
2005-08-04 11:32:46 AM JackBurton
Bill Brasky?

Yes. YES! YES!!! This thread needs more Brasky! Pronto!!!!!!!

/and cowbell
//but more Brasky than cowbell
 
2005-08-04 11:42:19 AM  
For some reason, even though there was a picture of him, I see this guy as looking like the actor who played Patton in.... well, Patton
 
2005-08-04 11:42:31 AM  
I think Samuel L. Jackson needs to give this guy his wallet back...
 
2005-08-04 11:42:36 AM  
This guy's dick must have been like 10 feet long.


Hat's off to ya, mate.
 
2005-08-04 11:43:11 AM  
RIP, Smokey. What a credit to the *ALLIED* victory in WWII. Let us never forget the debt all free people owe to Canada for her valor.

/Proud to be an American
//Proud to be a friend of Canada
 
2005-08-04 11:44:05 AM  
MonkeyButler said:

"Someone warn Elysian Fields - a true warrior is coming home."

Quoted for truth. This guy is awesome, for both what he did and how he dealt with that legacy. Godspeed Smoky.
 
2005-08-04 11:44:30 AM  
killing people, even nazis, does not make one a [HERO]

carry on...
 
2005-08-04 11:44:35 AM  
The next time you meet a guy that single-handedly disabled two tanks, faces down ten enemy soldiers at point-blank range and kills four of them without sustaining an injury, and routs the rest by himself while rescuing injured comrades, buy him a damn Scotch.

/salutes
//showed them his war face
///life is what you make it... good work, Smoky
 
2005-08-04 11:44:51 AM  
Whoa there cowboy... Canadian and hero in the same sentence? Guess I am going to have to RTFA.
 
2005-08-04 11:45:27 AM  
First Friend of Brasky: Bill Brasky is a son of a biatch! Do you fellas know Bill Brasky?

Second Friend of Brasky: Hell yeah, I know Bill Brasky! He's a big fella, goes about 6'4", 280. He loves his Scotch! He used to kill enemy troops with a half-metre-long, Indian-style warclub bristling with nails.
 
2005-08-04 11:45:47 AM  
I'll respectfully disagree that they don't make them like this anymore...think any decent government would let a soldier today carry a nail studded indian club with him? Men like him are still out there, waiting to step up when the need arises- too bad they've lost such a great like soul with the passing of Smokey. Guess I'll get up early Saturday and have a scotch.
 
2005-08-04 11:46:18 AM  
killing people, even especially nazis, does not can make one a [HERO]
 
2005-08-04 11:46:57 AM  
"He taught me how to make love to a woman, and how to scold a child."

"They found $60 in change in his stomach."

"He did all the makeup on the 'Planet of the Apes' movie."

"He grew a 3rd arm and kept it in a vault."

"Brasky drank a full glass of liquid LSD with his eggs. Then he slept for 8 months straight. When he woke he rubbed his eyes and said, 'All in all, I prefer gin.'"

"They say Gene Roddenbery got the idea for Star Trek from listening to Brasky talk in his sleep."

"He date raped David Bowie."

"He once inhaled a seagull."

"The Pope told him it was ok to have a mistress."

"It was the sight of Brasky's naked body that drove Brian Wilson insane."

"He once had sex with a cigarette machine."

"He killed Wolfman Jack with a trident."

"He uses the Shroud of Turin as a golf towel."

"He once ate the Bible while water skiing."

"He drives an ice cream truck covered in human skulls."

"He sired a baseball team.. an orchestra if you count the bastards!"

"You know, he would shoot whiskey into his neck with a syringe!"

"He has dandruff the size of mice!"

"He jogged with a fridge on his back!"

"Bill Brasky was a 10 foot monster who slept with all our wives! And punched us all in the face! And we loved him for it!"
 
2005-08-04 11:46:59 AM  
surfingcow

The next time you meet a guy that single-handedly disabled two tanks, faces down ten enemy soldiers at point-blank range and kills four of them without sustaining an injury, and routs the rest by himself while rescuing injured comrades, buy him a damn Scotch.


A hero? Yes.

A damn lucky one!
 
2005-08-04 11:47:01 AM  
Hero
 
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