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Tribute to Sol Atkinson

By A. M. Johnson


July 09, 2017
Sunday AM


Regarding the tribute to Sol Atkinson, I met Sol during my careers in the early 70's where Metlakatla was involved. Sol must have retired recently to this introduction. He was a standout personality on the first meet without knowing of his military history.
One immediately knew you were dealing with a person of character, honesty, and leadership. When his history became known years later, my respect for Sol increased ten fold. What an honor to have made his acquaintance. I might add he has a wonderful singing voice. A total joy in all respects.

He and his charming wife are truly representative of our neighbors of Metlakatla, a place of good people.

Thanks for publishing this tribute at a time we shall thank all of our past and current serving military folks.


A.M. Johnson

Ketchikan, Alaska

About: "Served when it was an expectation"

Received July 02, 2017 - Published July 09, 2017


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