Letters to the Editor
To the Editor:
Our paper last week featured an article about Harry Kito and the bridge that will be named after him. The day after the article was published, I was told that Harry was killed by friendly fire. This is a false rumor. Harry was killed by shrapnel in the battle of Conthien during operation Buffalo. A major at the time referred to them as the walking dead as they were surrounded by enemy fire. Harry was the first fatality in Vietnam from Alaska.
I grew up with Harry and was a guest countless times in the Sam and Amelia Kito residence. Their home was wonderful, war...