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October 7th, 2016
Families of Medal of Honor recipients
Family members of Medal of Honor recipients with Anacortes connections were present at the October 5 dedication of AHS Veterans Memorial. Pictured (l. to r.) are Melody Young and Yadi Young (widow of Medal of Honor recipient Gerald Young); and Bill Okubo of Longmont, Colorado (son of Medal of Honor recipient James Okubo). Both Medal of Honor recipients are deceased. Young served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; Okubo in the U.S. Army during WWII.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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