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VA secretary pays tribute to WWII Alaska Native militia

ANCHORAGE - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald paid tribute Wednesday to those who served in the Alaska Territorial Guard during World War II.McDonald addressed seven surviving members of the largely Native citizens militia during...
At National Guard reunion, veterans reminisce, swap stories

...Territorial Guard, which was in existence from 1942 until 1947."My dad, believe it or not, he was in the Alaska Territorial Guard, and we got his official discharge papers just last year," Egan said, holding up the document to those in...
My Turn: Independent report is a plan for the future

...the Alaska National Guard is not that long, but it is unique and noteworthy. With its roots in the men of the Alaska Territorial Guard who provided practical, Alaskan "know how" to defend our nation's coastline in World War II, the Alaska...
Writers Weir: Life with my Grandparents and have over 90 direct descendants. My grandpa Robert Paul Duncan served the army as a Alaska Territorial Guard during WWII. Alaska Territorial Guard was a defense for Alaska. He served until the end of war. Shortly after the war had ended...
My Turn: We love Alaska Airlines

...flying nearly 50 veterans and 50 guardians to D.C. Veterans from all branches of the military, including the Alaska Territorial Guard, were represented in this trip. Many of the veterans had never been to D.C. and one indicated he had not...
Alaska Editorial: Remembering the lessons of World War II

...enlisting in the military and serving as civilian support. In the case of Maj. Marvin "Muktuk" Marston and his Alaska Territorial Guard, thousands of Alaskans - many from Native communities who had little contact with the U.S. government but...
What you leave in death tells a story about your life

...according to his obituary, he provided service to others in many ways. His achievements range from joining the Alaska Territorial Guard during WW II to working as a public servant for City and Borough of Juneau and serving with several civic groups...
Thank you for the support of Alaska National Guard Day

...Guard Soldiers and families. The special tribute to deployed soldiers and their families and to members of the Alaska Territorial Guard was a nice touch and much appreciated. On behalf of the Alaska National Guard Day Reunion Committee of the American...
Jacob Jones Hendricks

...1939 to find gold. He worked in the AJ Mines, drove a cab part time and worked construction. He joined the Alaska Territorial Guard and helped build airstrips during WWII. He was an Operating Engineer and retired in 1987 from the City and Borough...
Tlingit code talkers honored with Congressional Silver Medals

...part of our nation's history. Our territory was occupied in the Aleutians, our first people represented the Alaska Territorial Guard and our Code Talkers stepped forward with a willingness to defend a nation they had yet to fully belong to...
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