Alaska Territorial Guard - Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 64° 50.416 W 147° 43.239
6W E 465814 N 7190847
Quick Description: Statue honoring the Alaska Territorial Guard from the World War II era in Alaska. Statue is located in Bicentennial Park in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2011 10:15:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMAVDD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 4

Long Description:

The statue depicts an Alaska Native wearing cold weather clothing. He is holding a rifle in front. The below the statue is a plaque inscribed:

Alaska Territorial Guard
1942 - 1947

During World War II under the leadership of Major "Muktuk" Marston and 21 paid staff, 6,368 Volunteers from 7 native ethnic groups and European Americans, whose collective ages ranged from 12 -80 years of age, including some 30 women, watched the northern shores of Alaska for enemy movement and were instrumental in the Battle for Attu, a foreign war battle fought on domestic soil.
In commemoration of their personal sacrifices for our
"Freedom"

Sponsored by - Alaska Native Veterans Association

Special Appreciation to:
Alaska State Representative Scott Kawasaki
Artist James Grant
Lynden Family of Transportation
Laborers' International Union of North America
Laborers' Local #942
Marble Cast Inc.

 

Name: Alaska Territorial Guard

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name: James Grant

Date created or placed: 2009

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Bicentennial Park

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