Falls Creek Bridge to be renamed for fallen Vietnam vet, Donald ‘Harry’ Kito


Suzanne Ashe

The Falls Creek Bridge will be renamed for fallen Vietnam vet Donald Harry Kito, who grew up in Petersburg.

A bridge just outside of Petersburg city limits will be renamed in remembrance of Donald “Harry” Kito who perished while serving his country 45 years ago.

Kito, who is described by family members John Kito, of Anchorage, and Amelia Kito Gage, of Sitka, as someone who had a smile that “would light up a room, a laugh that was contagious, and a sincere interest in those he knew and loved.”

Kito, known as “Harry,” to friends and family, was named after his grandfather Iwataro “Harry” Okegawa, who was a Japanese immigrant. He was 25 years old when he was killed in action July 8,...

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