Major General Georges-Philias Vanier
Born: April 23, 1888
Died: March 5, 1967
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec
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Following his graduation from Laval University, Georges-Philias Vanier became a lawyer.
He entered the military in 1915 and was a founding member of the "Vandoos".
Vanier was awarded the Military Cross for bravery in 1916.
He was wounded in action which led to a leg having to be amputated.
Georges-Philias Vanier became acting commander of the 22nd Battalion in 1918 during the victory at Amiens.
He still continued his military career and rose to the rank of Major General in 1942.
After WWII, Georges-Philias Vanier became the Canadian Ambassador to France.
He was the first French Canadian to be appointed to the office of Governor General.
As Governor General, Georges-Philias Vanier inspired respect and affection from the public.
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