Sitka Coast Guard Air Stations First Commanding Officer Comes Back for Visit

Photo by Ed Ronco

A man named David Irons was among the hundreds of cruise ship passengers in Sitka last week. But instead of heading for the National Park, downtown stores, or other popular attractions, Irons went straight to the Coast Guard air station.

34 years ago, he was in charge of the place, as its first-ever commanding officer.

Photo: Irons poses with his 1977 portrait.

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