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.
Rudy "Bud"? Firm died April 11 in Las Vegas, Nev. Firm was born April 22, 1930 in Roundup, Mont. He received a master's degree in rural education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and, in 1959, moved to Juneau with his wife. The couple spent 12 years in various bush schools, where Firm was teacher, principal and superintendent. In 1971, they moved to Anchorage, where he was middle-school teacher and principal at Elmendorf Air Force Base and Fort Richardson. After retiring from the Alaska Department of Education, he worked as an enforcement officer for the Department of Transportation. He spent two years in the U. S. Army and 20 years in the National Guard. In Anchorage, he formed the Alaska National Guard NCO Academy, where he served as the first Commandant. [Sep2009]
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