Heroism Medal recipient Bruce Boolowon
230328-Z-DX219-1065.JPG Photo By: Robert DeBerry

Gambell, Ak. - Bealah Mowpakahok, right, jokes with Alaska Heroism Mdeal recipient Bruce Boolowon March 28, 2023 in Gambell Alaska. Boolowon is the only surviving member of the Alaska National Guard First Scout Battalion that mounted a rescue mission of 11 sailors after their U.S. Navy P2V-5 Neptune plane was shot down on June 22, 1955, by two Russian MiG-15s. (Alaska National Guard photo by Robert DeBerry)


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