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This Day in History

...legal boxing event in the Territory of Alaska was held in Juneau. Previously, such boxing was illegal. In 1943, American Army troops landed on Attu Island, beginning a fierce battle to recapture the island from the Japanese. In 1972, U...

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This Day in History

...legal boxing event in the territory of Alaska was held in Juneau. Previously, such boxing was illegal. In 1943, American Army troops landed on Attu Island, beginning a fierce battle to recapture the island from the Japanese. In 1972, U...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051105/sta_20050511013.shtml
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This Day in History

...Sound off on the important issues at In Alaska In 1912, work began on the Governor's Mansion in Juneau. In 1929, American Army troops landed on Attu Island, beginning a fierce battle to recapture the island from the Japanese. In 1972, U...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051107/sta_20070511023.shtml
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The guv wasn't a major - or citizen

...Strong was not born in the state of Kentucky, as he often has declared, and the story of his being a major in a South American army is mere moonshine." Strong died of a heart attack in Seattle on July 27, 1929. He may have been the only foreigner...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032404/nei_gov.shtml
Neighbors
War and a woman with children

...prisoner of war working in Siberia only made her decision to leave even more wrenching. However she managed it, an American army jeep arrived in the middle of the night in August, 1946 to assist the family's departure. Anita remembers being sick...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022011/nei_788140071.shtml
Neighbors
Black soldiers' work on Alaska Highway commemorated

...Juneteenth, 'When you mention the Tuskegee Airmen and the Buffalo Soldiers, make sure you mention the African-American Army Engineers and the Alcan Highway."Myers will speak at UAA Wednesday before going on to Fairbanks and Delta Junction...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-10-27/black-soldiers-work-alaska-highway-comm
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Alaska, Cook, Washington and Gregory

...has a legacy from the past. One of Tom's forbears was John Gregory, a captain in the Revolutionary War army. The American army faced annihilation in its early days after catastrophic defeats around New York City. In northern New Jersey, with...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060603/nei_alaskacook.shtml
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On war: Gurkhas come with knives flashing

...a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army. The use of mercenaries has never been the practice in the American Army. This is a good thing because the American people are intimately tied up in the pros and cons of foreign wars, since...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091708/nei_333389154.shtml
Gurkhas unfairly portrayed in column

The American Army has historically used mercenaries ("military contractors," "allied friendly local assets") in conflicts. The Colonial Army...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092208/let_335274234.shtml
This Day in History

...legal boxing event in the Territory of Alaska was held in Juneau. Previously, such boxing was illegal. In 1943, American Army troops landed on Attu Island, beginning a fierce battle to recapture the island from the Japanese. In 1972, U...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051108/sta_277853194.shtml

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