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Joseph Washington Betit May 1946, and transferred to the Infantry Officers Reserve Corps. In November of that year, he enlisted as a staff sergeant with the regular army and reported to active duty as a second lieutenant, U.S. Army Reserve on November, 5...
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...
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...
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...
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Alaska Science Forum: Northern lab cranked out the quirky and creative

...publicized was the lab's "simulated survival trek" from Anaktuvuk Pass to the Arctic Ocean by an Air Force captain and staff sergeant in July 1962. The men were given an aircraft survival kit and instructed to hike and float their way to the Beaufort...
Juneau's officer Hatch named Municipal Employee of the Year

...crime scene and understand law enforcement.JPD's School Resource Department once employed three officers and a staff sergeant, but the department has struggled to recruit new employees due to a budget crunch, and the department was all but...
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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...
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Discharged airman gets key role at inauguration 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...
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...
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...


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