The Fighting Schan Family

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    mk1rceme
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    The Fighting Schan Family

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:19 pm

    Just found out the other day that my neighbors Grandfather was a Military Medal recipient in WWII. Also, his family holds the record for most enlisted from a single family, 7 men, 1 woman. I've been living next door to him for years and never knew...or at least it never came up in conversation.

    Here is a little write up about Leo Schan. Unfortunately no pic of Leo in this link.


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    Post by Wouter on Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:42 am

    Interesting link. Any idea where the plaque is located?

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    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:34 pm

    It is at Port Alberni, B.C. on Vancouver Island.


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    Re: The Fighting Schan Family

    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:13 pm

    A few pics from my neighbor Darcy Schan...

    Darcy's Grandfather Leo in his pre-war boxing days. His ring name was "The Toy Bulldog"
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    His Great Uncle Jim Schan.
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    Some of the Schan brothers at the Victoria Hospital in 1965, after Joe suffered an aneurysm. From left to right: John, Jack, Joe, Andrew(relative), Nick and Leo. Leonard is missing in this photo.
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    Jim was the only brother KIA during the war.
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