WWII-era tugboat sinks in Gastineau Channel

The 96-foot tugboat Challenger was born in August 1944 in Wilmington, California. It died about 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. It was 71 years old.
VA secretary pays tribute to WWII Alaska Native militia

ANCHORAGE - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald paid tribute Wednesday to those who served in the Alaska Territorial Guard during World War II.
Recent and upcoming Alaska books

...Olympia Wash., is a librarian and journalism instructor at South Puget Sound Community College."Attu Boy: A Young Alaskan's WWII Memoir" by Nick Golodoff, University of Alaska Press, May 2015. Author Nick Golodoff became a Japanese prisoner of war at...
Empire Editorial: We wish you were here, Mr. President

...first presidential trip to Alaska, bringing future president Herbert Hoover with him. Franklin Roosevelt stopped in during WWII, then found the fishing better off Juneau than any other place he visited in Alaska. Even Richard Nixon stopped by, though...
Police & Fire for Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015

...reported the theft of a rifle from his home in the 17400 block of Point Lena Loop Road sometime since mid-April. The pre-WWII Springfield .30-06 is worth $500.? At 10:54 p.m. Friday, a 62-year-old man reported his black Ford Ranger was...
Leon Wilson Van Sickle

...June 4, 1923. The family eventually made their home in Mountain Home, Idaho when he joined the US Marines at the beginning of WWII.Lee enlisted as a rifleman but was put into the position of Message Center Chief instead. He was a replacement after Guadalcanal...

The black and white photograph published in Monday's Empire about WWII veterans from Hoonah is of Edwin Harvey Lindoff. The caption erroneously said it was of William Horton, who also is a veteran from Hoonah.
Anchorage exhibit opening Memorial Day features crew of doomed WWII submarine

...spectacular, clear pictures of an imploded WWII-era American submarine. Even then...In 2009, Australian archaeologist and WWII historian Dirk H.R. Spennemann identified...both destroyers, damaged in Alaska in WWII. Each suffered significant loss of life...
WWII vet receives seven medals 68 years after battle

...Conduct Medal, American Campaign, Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.Bridges pinned only the Silver Star and Purple Heart on Owens."If I pin them...
Juneau Empire Online Frontiers: Lights out: Hanford is close to shuttering WWII plutonium plant

...and surveillance of B Plant has cost about $20 million a year, and after deactivation those costs will drop to about $750,000 a year, the Department of Energy said. Lights out: Hanford is close to shuttering WWII plutonium plant


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