‘My reputation is being shredded’: 94-year-old veteran speaks out to clear name [Video]


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VANCOUVER –A Second World War veteran is facing a different kind of battle these days.

Ralph Jackson, 94, said he’s being accused of wrongdoing by a group he’s helped serve for decades.

“My reputation is being shredded,” Jackson told CTV News Vancouver.

He moved to Canada from Scotland in 1966 and since he arrived in Vancouver, he has spent 30 years volunteering for the Royal Canadian Legion’s Shalom Branch in Kitsilano.

A complaint form written on Jan. 18, 2018 alleges Jackson misappropriated legion funds by moving money from one account to another without approval.

“If I had done something wrong, my conscience would allow me to fade it away somewhere – but I haven't. And so, my whole nature, and my heart, are nearly broken,” Jackson said.

He said the same people who were making the accusations would have also signed to authorize any money transfers.

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