Francois Boutin was born in Alida, Saskatchewan on August 6, 1928. Boutin enlisted in Shilo, Manitoba with the Royal 22nd Regiment in 1947. He served as a paratrooper in Korea before being injured in 1952, shot in both shoulders. He recovered in a hospital in Japan before returning to Canada in June 1953. This collection currently consists of twenty-four photographs and a few personal items.