Submitted by Yvonne Jensen, President of the MNO North Channel Métis Council
A Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and 36-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces was recognized at the August 31 meeting of the MNO North Channel Métis Council. There, Council President Yvonne Jensen presented veteran June Fogen C.D. with the Louis Riel medal and certificate that formally acknowledges Fogen as an MNO veteran.
Fogen started in the reserves in 1974 and joined the regular forces in 1978. In her storied career, Fogen was stationed in Toronto, Chilliwack, Lahr in Germany, Calgary, Ottawa, the Golan Heights in Israel and Ottawa. She was assigned to several Communications squadrons and detachments during her career as well as to the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine, Canadian Forces Europe Headquarters, Canadian Forces Language School, the United Nations Disengagement Observe Force and Chief of Defense Intelligence.
Fogen was released from the Armed Forces in 2010 as a Master Warrant Officer. With her fiancé, she moved to Thessalon, which is also near her three sisters. Fogen is currently the Women’s Representative on the MNO North Channel Métis Council.