Also in Anchorage is the Alaska Veterans Museum. Almost completely voluter staffed, there are a lot of former and retired military in the area (two army bases, two air force bases, an air station and …..) Anyway -there are a few well done and clear exhibits. Most importantly, they have an extensive oral history archive.
The Alaska Territorial Guard was heavily involved since the establishment (purchase) of Alaska.
It doesn’t hurt to remember that recycling is not a new concept – more than one woman was married in a dress made from used parachutes (complete with bullet holes) or used the material to fashion nightclothes. That the Japanese actually landed in the Aleutians during WWII and occupied them for several weeks killing families including babies) in the process).
And that we still have military members whose fate is unknown.