'Hoonah Boy' Horton dies at age 91

...buildings, including the Prospector and Foodland. He honored his fellow servicemen every year on Dec. 7, in memory of Pearl Harbor and never turned down a drink offered by grateful neighbors and friends for his service.Horton was one of the only...
The forgotten battle for Alaska

...United States on Dec. 7, 1941 with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the loss of the U.S. battle fleet moored...that point. As ordered, he carried out his attack on Pearl Harbor but later found out that the note officially breaking...
My Turn: Renew your faith

...largest employer, the AJ Mine, eventually closed amid rising inflation and lack of work force.We had been attacked at Pearl Harbor, our naval fleet destroyed, Hitler was on the march - seemingly unstoppable. Alaska had been invaded and occupied...
Top 10 reasons to love December

...Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, and Hogmanny - and don't forget World AIDS Day (Dec.1), Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7), Human Rights Day (Dec. 10), and Repeal Day (Dec. 5), the day we celebrate the end of Prohibition...
One Heart and One Spirit Minidoka Internment Camp in Idaho, where nearly 9,000 Japanese-Americans were imprisoned after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.The Minidoka War Relocation Center, as it was called, has since been named a national historic site in honor of...
Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list

...of "L.A. Confidential" returns to City of Angels territory with a story that begins the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Four members of the Watanabe family are dead in a possible ritual murder-suicide, and Los Angeles Police Department...
Alaska Native military service recognized

...Jacobs Jr. accepted a certificate in honor of their father."My dad and his brother joined the Navy two days after Pearl Harbor - neither had basic training," Harold Jacobs said. "All they used was the Tlingit language to communicate with each...
Bennie J. Melvin

...the end of Fritz Cove Road and walk from there to Auke Lake in order to catch the school bus.After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in WWII, Bennie served his country from Dec 5, 1941 to Dec 4, 1945 as a Sergeant and Crew Chief supervising the inspection...
Francis John Parsons

...Fairbanks to major in mechanical engineering. Frank's college career turned out to be brief. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the Merchant Marine as an assistant engineer. He at first sailed in domestic waters, towing barges between...
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...Alaska started the FBI would be "left holding the bag.""If a crisis arose we would be in the midst of another 'Pearl Harbor' and get part of the blame," Hoover wrote in the margin of a Sept. 6, 1951, memo from an aide, to whom Hoover...


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