Master Corporal Patrick Albert was born on September 10, 1922, in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Quebec. He joined Le Régiment de la Chaudière in 1942 during the Second World War and left for commando training in England. He was deployed to Italy for the Sicily landings (Operation Husky) in 1943. Mr. Albert fought in the Italian Campaign and on August 30, 1944, he was wounded by shrapnel and declared missing in action for two weeks. He was found 48 hours after a tombstone with his name on it was erected in Ortona. After being treated for his wounds, he returned to action and fought until May 1945. Mr. Albert later enlisted with the Royal 22e Régiment to serve in Korea in 1954, and also was deployed for two tours of duty with the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus in 1969 and 1971. Master Corporal Patrick Albert retired from the army after 25 years of exemplary service and passed away on September 9, 2003, at the age of 80. He left behind a family of four children and five foster children, with two sons and one foster son following in his footsteps to also serve in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Submitted by: Helene Ouellet, niece
Registered participant in the in-persom 10km Army Run 2022.