Ken Smith saw action in Italy with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment. On 23 May 1944, he was severely wounded leading his platoon into battle. On that day the Canadian 1st Division, including the Hasty P's, smashed through the German defences on what was called the Hitler line. Active at Regimental events since the war, Ken is now past president of the Officers Association. His long experience as a journalist serves him well in recording his regimental history.