How this bit of history evaded me knowledge I don't know. My interest in Alaska began before Sarah Palin was on the GOP ticket continues. Her elevation to the VP nomination has prolonged my interest.
Did you know the Japanese invaded Alaska and 4000 of our men died? I was looking at a map of Alaska earlier today and thought, "Hey, whats that last island out there." I went to Google to find a picture and wouldn't you know say it ain't so Joe there was an invasion by the Japanese in 1942! Here's a YouTube video: