VIDEO: Millennial Meets War Veteran

We captured a veteran and high school student having a discussion about life

Millennial Meets War Veteran.

We asked a local high school student to interview a veteran.

Posted by Barrie 360 on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Mike Hodgson is many things: He’s a comedian at his Collingwood retirement home; He’s an actor, with multiple appearances on Trailer Park Boys; A producer as well, and a life member of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Nova Scotia.  Mike is also a war veteran.  He spent over 40 years as a Commanding Officer of several chips.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] I have also did background work for Trailer Park Boys and appeared as an extra in Black Harbour, Scotland PA, and Writers Block, said Hodgson. [/perfectpullquote]

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Carter Watkinson is an 18 year-old high school student at Jean Vanier Catholic High School. The two sat down to chat about their lives. Mike began telling Carter about his time as a producer. “I have produced three shows: HMS Pinafore, Ruddifore, and Gondoliers,” said Hodgson.

Carter asked Mike if war changed his views on the world? “No, not really, but I had two friends come back with PTSD.” Carter; If you don’t mind me asking, do you suffer from it? “No, I’m lucky that way,” said Mike.

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In honour of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the County of Simcoe Archives have launched a new online memorial
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Posted by Barrie 360 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018