A local indigenous veteran has been awarded the Victory Pin by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his military service during the Second World War.
On Friday, local veteran Austin Fuller was recognized for his military service by the Prime Minister, Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay, and Bay of Quinte MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Neil Ellis.
During the virtual recognition, Fuller was joined by Trudeau, MacAulay and Ellis via video chat and was presented with the Victory Pin and numerous certificates.
“It was truly an honour that the Prime Minister and Minister MacAulay took the time to meet with Austin to hear his stories about his life and his service to his country,” said Ellis
Born on May 20th, 1921 in Shannonville – Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Austin Elmer Fuller, at the age of 99, is the last surviving World War II veteran of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte-Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.