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Behind the camera

...by the town's children, made Yakutat his home until his death by suicide at age 64, two days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, after having been accused by the FBI of being a spy for the Japanese.Thomas, who has done extensive...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-24/behind-camera
Art
My Turn: D-Day's clarion call

...1942 film mirrored America's transformation after Pearl Harbor from isolationism to taking its fights to the frontier...war films that followed were Hollywood's payback for Pearl Harbor - Tinseltown's counterattack against fascism. The...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-25/my-turn-d-days-clarion-call
Opinion
Jerry Coleman's wit and humility made him unique

...hyperbole on that one.The winner of two Distinguished Flying Crosses, Coleman barely gave baseball a thought after Pearl Harbor was attacked soon after his 17th birthday. His country would soon need him, and that, exclusively, became his motivation...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-10/jerry-colemans-wit-and-humility-made-h
Sports
Sports Quote

...Lamar University) in Beaumont, Texas, but enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He became one of the elite Marine Raiders.After he returned from the war, Phillips completed the remaining year...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-10-20/sports-quote
Sports
Saved! The lodge at the Shrine of St. Therese gets a makeover

...aren't many houses on that stretch of road as you near the shrine, but the white one that sits on the opposite side of Pearl Harbor is where Gitkov lived as a child. "This was like a place you could run away to," Gitkov said. "It was a beautiful...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-12/saved-lodge-shrine-st-therese-gets-make
Local
William G Ruddy

...boat built by Tlingit, Haida and Tsimpsian students at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka and launched three days before Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy seized the vessel for wartime service in troop transport and mine sweeping; after the war the Presbyterian...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000168215140
Alaska islanders held during WWII reunite

...Total losses of American and Japanese troops is calculated between 2,500 and 3,000 or more, a number on par with Pearl Harbor or the 9/11 terrorist attack.Anchorage historian John Cloe, a prominent authority Alaska's role in World War...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-15/alaska-islanders-held-during-wwii-reuni
State
Propping up the Peterson Lake Trail

...The trail, lake, cabin and mine are named for John Peterson, who homesteaded the property across the highway at Pearl Harbor, now run as the Jensen-Olson Arboretum by the city. Peterson started the placer gold mine in 1900. It produced...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-10-12/propping-peterson-lake-trail
Outdoors
This day in History: May 27

...the Navy Cross for his "extraordinary courage and disregard for his own personal safety" during Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1962, a dump fire in Centralia, Pa., ignited a blaze in underground coal deposits that continues to burn this...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-27/day-history-may-27
State | Local
Pacific Army head calls for Stryker Brigade review

...wanted the second unit in Hawaii to be able to rapidly respond in the region using C-17 cargo planes at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, he said."That made total sense," Wiercinski said.But the general said it is time to look at whether...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-24/pacific-army-head-calls-stryker-brigade
State

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