Charles "Mack" Collings
Charles "Mack" Collings joined the US Army in October 1940 and was shortly thereafter in Seward, Alaska as part of the 4th Infantry Band. He arrived in the Aleutian Islands in November 1942 and hopped from island to island entertaining the troops as they went.
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Did You Know?
Anticipating a ground assault by the Japanese, the US military placed anti-personnel stakes in the ground on Amaknak Island during World War II. These stakes are made of iron, are very sharp and measure between 4 inches to 4 feet high.