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Young Marines collect Toys for Tots at Big K in Kenai

...hours, and some of the kids have even asked to be scheduled for double shifts," said Keith. Private 1st Class Aaron Byrd, Corporal Jenni Garrison, and Private Sean McGahan of the Arctic Young Marines do a push up for every dollar spent on a Toys for Tots...
dispatch effort and becoming a Marine is a personal achievement," he said. Pvt. Erikson says he aspires to make the rank of Corporal and enter the canine unit with the military police while earning a two year degree and following military his service plans...
Air fair a time for WWII vet to reminisce, share legacy

...Devin said. "I'm surprised that uniform even fits him." Inside the hangar, sitting at a table, signing autographs was Corporal Mike Hunt, a tall, thin World War II veteran and member of the Alaska Wing of Commemorative Air Force. In 2007, Hunt donated...
Soldier on leave enjoys 1st Peninsula Soap Box Derby

Corporal Matthew Habermann USMC and his wife Zorrie...championship,? Glidden told the Dispatch. Corporal Habermann USMC shared his experience in Iraq...leave 2004 Soldotna High School graduate Corporal Matthew Habermann USMC and his wife Zorrie spent...
20th Annual Women?s Run increases DV awareness

...Annual Run for Women. ?This being our 20th anniversary of the run we wanted to dedicate it to in the memory of and to honor Corporal Mike Lasky who was killed while serving in Iraq last year. We presented the family with a plaque signifying that and we...
FASD receives state, national attention

...which require a set amount of incarceration. Tinker said she supports SB151 because it's a step in the right direction. "Corporal punishment and continuous jailing doesn't work for these individuals," she said. "Also, because they're vulnerable...
5 wounded warriors attempt Denali summit

...that a prosthetic leg might break in the unforgiving conditions. "I brought a spare pair of feet," said the retired Army corporal who went back to Afghanistan as a contractor. He was injured by a roadside bomb. Martin returned to Phoenix and tried for...
Soldotna grad fulfills dream to be a Marine, but job not over yet

...Habermann in Oceanside, Calif., outside Camp Pendleton, where he will be stationed until he goes back to Iraq in January. The corporal has 2 1/2 years remaining on his current five-year enlistment, and he said he might re-enlist for an additional five years...
Elton "Al" Giersdorf

...Reno, Nevada. "They were married for 56 years and she was the love of his life," his family said. Mr. Giersdorf was a Corporal in the U.S. Army, serving with the 8th Field Artillery Battalion. He was very proud of his service in World War II. While...
Richard R. 'Dick' White

...1958, and received a rifle marksman's badge, as well as rifle and pistol sharpshooter medals and received the rank of Corporal. He was honorably discharged Dec. 14, 1962, but continued serving in the U.S. Army Reserve where he taught demolition...


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