Attraction details Recommended length of visit: A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The Holocaust Spanning three floors, the self-guided Permanent Exhibition presents a narrative history of the Holocaust and features historical artifacts, photographs, and film footage. Personal objects and the concluding eyewitness testimonies highlight the stories of individuals.
During this time SGT Ahasteen actively engaged the enemy and was awarded combat ribbons. He later suffered from PTSD as a result. Following his military service, Hansen held a number of interesting occupations.
Among them were printer, cartoonist, and columnist for the Navajo Times, part-time sign painter and deejay, and he was an active rodeo participant and a rodeo announcer for 32 years.
He also was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and served for four years as a deputy sheriff in south Mississippi. During this period, he used his spare time productively as he attended classes at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Today, Hansen makes his home in Arizona with wife Elizabeth.
The Ahasteens have two daughters and two grandchildren. The younger daughter, as ofis a student at Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine. John Aho of rural Minnesota. Aho was a Finnish immigrant and Mrs. Aho was the American-born daughter of Finnish immigrants.
Not surprisingly, Finnish was spoken in the family. Archie grew up in Mahtowa, about 30 miles southwest of Duluth, and attended high school seven miles to the south in Barnum, Minnesota.
He made his career in the US Army, where he was trained in technical equipment maintenance. The couple made their home in Duluth. As chief television equipment maintenance engineer, he was responsible for keeping TV programming on the air.
Qui Nhon was located about miles northeast of Saigon, and its Channel 11 telecasts covered a wide area of the country. After his retirement, he and Iris moved in to Somerville, a small town in southeastern Texas about 25 miles southwest of College Station.
Here they lived until when Mrs. Archie continued to live in Somerville, which is an easy commute of about 90 miles to Houston where his daughter, grandson, granddaughter, and great-grandson reside.
With an older sister, and a younger brother, the family soon moved ten miles south to Nekoosa, Wisconsin, where Mike, as he was called, finished high school in He did not enlist until after Pearl Harbor, nine years later. His career in the Marines would start in with Marine basic at San Diego and would last 30 years.
Mike saw action right away. Assigned as a crewman on a torpedo bomber outfit, his was the first Marine torpedo squadron to fly against the Japanese.
His base at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, was bombed almost daily for some 8 to 10 weeks. On one of his flying missions a lb bomb became jammed in the partially open bomb bay, and the air stream started the bomb's propeller to spin, which in turn activated the exploding mechanism.
The plane could not safely land, and the pilot ordered Mike and the other crewman to bail out, which they did promptly. The skillful pilot expertly landed the aircraft in such manner that the bomb did not explode. They were also proud of their grandson who became a successful industrial designer in Brooklyn, New York.
Akey died 11 years later to the day on 24 Januaryand was laid to rest at his side. Akin of Mounds, Illinois, in the extreme southern tip of the state.The Washington Post's News Service and Syndication page.
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