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'Warriors' a portrait of Alaska Natives in combat

...Hunsaker presents through individual stories both real and imagined.The action shifts between two main settings: Attu island in 1943 and Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003. In each place, two Alaskan soldiers build a friendship in the midst of combat...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-26/warriors-portrait-alaska-natives-combat
Art
Douglas MacPherson Blanchard

...Railroad before being inducted into the US Army in April 1943. His stint in the Army took him to Nome, a winter on Attu Island, and over to Calcutta and Karachi. On his return, he worked summers on the Taku River for US Customs and Terrritory...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000169848471
This week's Fireside Lecture to focus on Attu Island

...lead the next Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, scheduled for Jan. 18. Rudis will focus on Attu Island, and the continuing environmental damage being done to the area as a result of contaminants from World War II remains...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-01-17/weeks-fireside-lecture-focus-attu-island
Art
Fireside Lecture focusses on ongoing pollution on Attu Island

...Wildlife Service, who will speak on Attu Island and the environmental degradation...Glacier Visitor Center, is titled "Attu Island - Where WWII continues to wage...During the WWII Aleutian campaign, Attu Island in the western Aleutians was of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-01-18/fireside-lecture-focusses-ongoing-po
Outdoors
Alaska islanders held during WWII reunite

...entirely of civilians, mostly Alaska Natives.In 1943, Attu Island became the scene of the bloodiest land battle in North...part of a salvage crew that cleaned up war debris on Attu island, but never returned to the site of the village."I...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-15/alaska-islanders-held-during-wwii-reuni
State
This Day in History

...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.S. Secretary of the Interior...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051103/loc_history.shtml
News
This Day in History

...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.S. Secretary of the Interior...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051105/sta_20050511013.shtml
News
Appreciating the Capitol's beauty

...Keithahn. The two most notable exhibits for visitors was a captured Japanese 37 millimeter anti-tank gun, used on Attu Island in 1943, that the kids liked to man by elevating the barrel with a set of gears, and the other was a giant stuffed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051404/nei_capitol.shtml
Neighbors
This Day in History

...killed at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, while testing a new type of pursuit plane. In 1942, Japanese troops occupied Attu Island at the end of the Aleutian chain. In 1950, the Federal Bureau of Mines Station was completed on Juneau (Mayflower...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060704/sta_history.shtml
News
This Day in History

...killed at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio while testing a new type of pursuit plane. In 1942, Japanese troops occupied Attu Island at the end of the Aleutian chain. In 1950, the Federal Bureau of Mines Station was completed on Juneau (Mayflower...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060705/sta_20050607017.shtml
News

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