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Jerry Coleman's wit and humility made him unique

...missions in two wars (Ted Williams served in two but flew only in Korea), Coleman flew about 120 missions in the Solomon Islands and the Philippines during World War II and later in Korea."Seeing friends die and families cry," he said for...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-10/jerry-colemans-wit-and-humility-made-h
Sports
No place like Homer for returning sailor

...course took him across the equator to the Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji and New Zealand, before turning north to the Solomon Islands, Japan and back to Alaska."When I was about 10, my family made a trip to Hawaii. I saw a sailboat in a marina...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-10/no-place-homer-returning-sailor
State
My Turn: Independence Day is a good time to recall those who preserve liberty

...honored Cmdr. George Phillip. Phillip had served aboard the famous USS O'Bannon during the grim sea battles in the Solomon Islands in 1942 and 1943. As commanding officer of the USS Twiggs, Phillip perished when the Twiggs was destroyed on June...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070303/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
This Day in History

...had disappeared, on a charge of aggravated murder. In the world In 1943, during World War II, Navy boat PT-109, commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, sank after being rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri off the Solomon Islands.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080205/sta_20050802015.shtml
News
Berngartt and Dziuba wed

...maid of honor was the bride's sister, Rebecca Berngartt, and the best man was Christopher Knight. Official witnesses were Michael and Tiffany Farrell. After honeymooning in the Solomon Islands, the Dziubas returned home to Juneau.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090106/nei_20060901016.shtml
Neighbors
U.S.S. Juneau enthusiasts dream big for memorial

...S.S. Juneau (CL-52) steamed into battle off the coast of Guadalcanal, the largest of the steamy, tropical Solomon Islands.Five brothers named Sullivan were aboard, United States Navy sailors from Waterloo, Iowa, who had enlisted earlier...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-23/uss-juneau-enthusiasts-dream-big-memori
Local
USS Juneau letters arrive at City Museum

...1942 - one week before Meeker's ship, the Juneau, was struck by two Japanese torpedoes and broke apart off the Solomon Islands.Only 10 people survived the sinking of the Juneau and several days spent waiting for a rescue party in tropical...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-11-04/uss-juneau-letters-arrive-city-museum
Local
Setting the record straight on `Dixie'

...type of aircraft used extensively during WWII to ferry troops and cargo all over the world. They saw service in the Solomon Islands, took part in the Burma airlift and supported Allied troops against Rommel in North Africa. It would be hard to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052600/Ope_orfordltr.html
Opinion
Nice work if you can get it: Couple sails Pacific for 3 years

...years later, they've gone from Mexico to Japan in their 42-foot sailboat with stops ranging from Fiji to the Solomon Islands, about 1,100 miles northeast of Australia. The Platteels tied up in Auke Bay for two days this week before leaving...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081899/Loc_sail.html
Local
This Day in History

...PT-109, commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, sank after being rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri off the Solomon Islands. The future president was credited with saving members of the crew. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080204/sta_thisday.shtml
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