Craig Stolze served in the Alaska during World War II as part of the 39th Air Depot Repair Squadron from 1943 to 1945. He was one of the crews that trained for the desert and were sent to Alaska in desert gear! He is one of six boys in his family (of seven children) that served in the Army Air Corp during World War II (sister Lois married a B-17 pilot!): Craig, Lowell, Harry, Ralph, Robert, and Roger.
Following the war Craig became a sports writer and was the only person named South Dakota Sportswriter of the Year four consecutive years. His accomplishments are too numerous to list but here are a few:
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.