Aleut internment camp at
By Cherry Rice
June 25, 2007
Thank you Dave Kiffer for your great story about the Aleut internment
camp at Ward Lake. I have walked around the lake countless times
yet never knew where to look for evidence of this sad chapter
in our town's history. How strange this wooded country must have
felt to them. My heart goes out to the survivors and their families.
After reading this story the question comes into my mind... Why
is there no plaque commemorating these poor displaced people?
It seems only a descent thing to do.
Received June 24, 2007 - Published
June 25, 2007
About: "Long time Ketchikan
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Five years ago this month, the Japanese invaded Alaska's Aleutian
In the grand scheme of World
War II, it was only a feint. The idea was to attack American
"home" territory to draw attention away from the central
Pacific where the Japanese hoped to deal a crippling blow to
U.S. forces at Midway and drive the US Navy back to Pearl Harbor
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