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Leon Wilson Van Sickle

...the position of Message Center Chief instead. He was a replacement after Guadalcanal then on to New Britain, Peleliu, and Okinawa. It was during the Battle of New Britain, on patrol when they were relieved by then Col. Puller and from then on were known...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174884373
Soldotna designated Purple Heart City

...the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) that included 93-year-old Soldotna resident Bill Fields, who fought on Okinawa in WWII, presented a plaque of appreciation to the City of Soldotna for their assistance in making the memorial that now stands...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-12-22/soldotna-designated-purple-heart
Dispatch
Alaska Unhinged: Spit overload

...Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, about a proposal to move 8,000 Marines from the Japanese island of Okinawa to the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam. In the course of that questioning, Rep. Johnson expressed concern that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-07-12/alaska-unhinged-spit-overload
Community
The last of the 'Greatest Generation' pass into memory with the 59th observance of Veterans Day

...Japanese Army from capturing a swamped American tank and turning it against his U.S. Army unit. Later he found himself on Okinawa and one of the 4,900 in his division wounded in the Pacific. It's not the killing of enemy soldiers that's important...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-09/into-history
News
A veteran reflects on the American military

...fought through North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Germany, and at the same time islands in the Pacific, Guam, Bataan, Okinawa, Corrigedor, Midway, etc. and finally Japan. The days were filled with stories of heroism, struggle and achievement by...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-08-29/letters-to-the-editor
Letters
Locals honor and remember at Memorial Day events

...military for more than two years during World War II. He was a part of the combat infantry and was stationed in Saipan and Okinawa.About 40 people attended the ceremony wearing remembrance poppies given to them by the poppy girl, Madeline Edelen, 10...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-05-27/locals-honor-and-remember-at-memoria
News
Pioneer Potluck: About Dad's hat and Sunday School

...join his brothers who served in the Army, Navy and Army Air Force. Bob was in the Army and served during the Korean War in Okinawa on a missile site.He still has his Secret Class Clearance that he still uses once in a while to repair equipment in remote...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2013-11-12-3
Food
Kasilof Community News

...enough fuel to taxi but not fly. When daylight came we saw rocks all around." After the Aleutians, Bill's unit was sent to Okinawa where they got shot up pretty bad. So they withdrew to recuperate. That was near the end of the war and Bill got out of the...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111207/people_3424.shtml
People
Gary Loyd Bloom

...exercises in the Philippines; and an amphibious exercise and assault, code named Operation Strong Back, made at Dingalan Bay, Okinawa. He farmed in North Dakota and Missouri, worked in Kansas City for the American Furnace Co,, worked highway construction...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021311/obi_785170552.shtml
Obituaries
Jesse L. Smith

...to Jesse C. and Dora Lee Boyd Smith. Jesse entered the pastoral ministry in 1955. His ministry extended from Illinois to Okinawa, Japan and from Texas to Alaska. "He had a heartfelt dedication to the military service men and women. This dedication...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021110/obi_561741221.shtml
Obituaries

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