Alaska roots: Moved to Alaska in 1946 and met his wife, Erdie, during choir practice at Central Lutheran Church.
The greatest generation: Served in New Guinea, Japan, and the Philippines during WWII in a M.A.S.H. unit with 220 other soldiers. "We were all brothers."
The next generation: "I have seven grandsons. They don't all live here, but they are all Alaskans at heart."
Whether you were born and raised in Alaska or just have the Alaska born and raised spirit, we want to hear from you.