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Honoring Col. Van Winkle

...Corporal, which he said was pretty good for a 19-year-old high school dropout. Van Winkle had previously been a Staff Sergeant gunner in World War II and had agreed to serve again, a promise he kept during the Korean war, when they first met...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-24/honoring-col-van-winkle
Local
Death Notice: James Jefferson Pilgrim

...Pilgrim was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sept. 29, 1957. He served in the U.S. Army until he retired as a Staff Sergeant in 1992. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Judy Prifogle and Janet Regian. He is survived by his mother...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-06-22/death-notice-james-jefferson-pi
Death Notices
The long haul is over

...injured; he had already served three tours of duty in Iraq.On the first of May, McRae was promoted from the rank of Staff Sergeant to a gunnery sergeant, or "gunny." That's the rank he will retire at. He said he is planning on retiring from...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-13/long-haul-over
Local
Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

...after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It took on more meaning in 2007, when his son, then a 27-year-old Army staff sergeant, was seriously injured in Iraq. Matthew Klein, a medic, was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor and a Purple Heart...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-09-16/anti-muslim-film-promoter-outspoken-i
Not For Web
Discharged airman gets key role at inauguration

...at UAA. During his service, he completed assignments in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant. In 2002, he earned a slot in highly-competitive pilot training. He grew up in the Army and had always wanted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-28/discharged-airman-gets-key-role-inaugur
State
Vets remember a brother

...the congressional Medal of Honor for valor at the Battle of Chosin. He received it in 1952 for leading his men as a staff sergeant into hand-to-hand combat at Chosin. Some of the men who laid the wreath may not have known him, but they know...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081102/loc_vets.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council, Tlingit and Haida Community Council and American Legion Post 13. He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. Perkins loved Southeast...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041300/Loc_perkins.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...while flying back to Adak, heard the radio announcement for Japanese surrender. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant on Dec. 12, 1945. He married Agnes Erlandson in Juneau on Aug. 14, 1949. The family moved to Thane in 1954...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061201/Com_Obit.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...first Armed Forces Eco-Challenge. "We're the underdogs, the step-children," said Tiffany Morse, an Army staff sergeant from Fort Bragg competing in the 150-mile multi-sport endurance race through Alaska wilderness. Twenty-two...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062001/Loc_EnduranceTest.shtml
Fairbanks dentist helps honor Nisei soldiers

...a family Thanksgiving visit Outside, Brian learned his father first held the rank of sergeant and was promoted to staff sergeant during his service in Japan after the surrender.Edward Yamamoto shipped out to Japan in December 1945, and was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-01-02/fairbanks-dentist-helps-honor-nisei-sol
State

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