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"Veteran journalist Peter Worthington, dead at 86". The Korean War Veteran (May13)

BANGKOK — My friend and colleague, Peter Worthington, died early Monday morning in Toronto.

Peter was one of the greats of journalism and the most intrepid and doughty Canadian I ever met.

Mostly through my father, who had known Peter forever and had been a Day Oner with him at the Toronto Sun, I was broadly familiar with his war record as a platoon commander with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Korea and how he had joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a 17 year old near the end of the Second World War. From the snippets that I had read I admired his bravery in reporting from Russia during the Cold War and from many other hotspots during his 15 years as a foreign correspondent.

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