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Alaska Army National Guard ‘First Scouts’ awarded state’s highest heroism medal for 1955 rescue
Nine-year-old Donald Ungott sits quietly waiting for the Alaska Heroism Medal ceremony to begin in the Gambell, Alaska, John Apangalook Memorial High School gymnasium March 28, 2023. Ungott was receiving a medal for deceased family member Pfc. Donald Ungott who was a member of the Alaska Army National Guard First Scout Battalion that mounted a rescue mission of 11 sailors who’s U.S. Navy P2V-5 Neptune plane was shot down on June 22, 1955, by two Russian MiG-15s.

Photo by: Robert DeBerry |  VIRIN: 230328-Z-DX219-1005.JPG