On the 30th January ,Hans Juergen Kumberg one of the last survivors of the Green Devil Paratroopers passed away in his sleep at St Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 93. He was a decorated veteran of the Italian Campaign during WW2 having fought at Ortona, Monte Cassino, the Adriatic and Po River campaigns. Hans was born in Windau, Latvia on 6 August 1925 and emigrated to Canada from Germany in 1952, where he married Ortrud Hasenfuss in Toronto on 1 July 1955. He ran a successful business as a landscape gardener and never lost his love for the outdoors. He strove in the latter part of his life to bring about reconciliation between those who had fought at Monte Cassino. Over the years he attended many of the memorial events there and extended his hand to Canadians, New Zealanders, Americans, Poles and British veterans. He said he owed it to those of all Nations forever young left behind, who did not enjoy the life he had. He was a loving husband and father who always gave sage advice to those who needed it. Ortrud passed away in 1991 and he leaves behind 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to VETS Canada at vetscanada.org.