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Kodiak Alaska Military History

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Judie Freeman Photos

From: Judie Freeman  JudieFreeman2001 (at)
Subject: Memories
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 14:12:24 -0800

What a great site.  My father, Jules Radinsky, managed the Civil Service 
Club on the base from 1949 to 1953.  We left Kodiak and moved to Anchorage 
from 1954-1955 and moved back to Kodiak where he managed the Enlisted Men's 
Club from 1956 to 1959.  We (my family) lived in the apartment on top of the 
EM Club.  While looking through pictures, I saw my old home (Building 519).  
My father passed away December 30, at almost 91 years old.  My entire family 
has always cherished the years we spent in Kodiak and although it's been 43 
years, I still consider Kodiak my home.

From: Judie Freeman JudieFreeman2001 (at) Subject: USNS Frederick Funston Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 08:52:59 -0800 I don't know if you'd be interested in the attached picture of the USNS Frederick Funston. Any dependent family (military or civilian) that lived on the base in the 40's and 50's no doubt came to or left Kodiak on the Funston. Every once in a while they'd trade and bring the O'Hara up, but the majority of the time it was the Funston. For the last several years my hobby is contacting "kids" that went to school in Kodiak during the 50's. When reminising, someone always brings up the Funston. The attached picture was taken from a postcard. The back of the card reads as follows: USNS Frederick Funston, operated by the Navy's Military Sea Transportation Service, was built in 1942 at Tacoma, Washington, and is named in honor of Major General Frederick Funston, a medal of honor holder who served as a colonel in the Spanish-American War. A troop and dependent carrier, the Funston has a length of 492 feet, a beam of 70 feet, a weight of 11,969 gross tons, and a cruising speed of 16 1/2 knots. She is seen here in Seattle's Elliott Bay.


From: Judie Freeman  JudieFreeman2001 (at)
Subject: More pictures
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 20:31:25 -0800

I came across more old Kodiak pictures.  Use them if you'd like or toss.  
Sorry, I can't tell you what year they were taken.  Possibility the early 
50's. The last 2 were, of course, The Little Red School House.  I actually 
went to school there...shows how really old I am!!
Judie Radinsky Freeman

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