End of the Trail
Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.
Mitchell Abood, 87, died May 24 in Anchorage. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman Badge for his U.S. Army service in World War II. A former state legislator, he served in the House and Senate from 1981 to 1988 and is credited with the first major revision of Alaska's drunk-driving law. In 1993, he became chairman of the Alaska State Defense Force. His passions were fishing, golf and being a baseball umpire for the American Legion, Babe Ruth league and the Glacier Pilots.Ã?Â [Oct2008]
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