William S. Elmore

Obit:Saturday, November 8, 1980

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Maj. Gen. William S. Elmore, 63, who was adjutant general for Alaska under Gov. William A. Egan and who directed the National Guard's operations following the 1964 earthquake, died November 8 at his home in Babbit Creek south of Anchorage. He came to Alaska in 1949 as a flight instructor for the Army Corps and joined the Air National Guard four years later. In 1958 he started the annual Air Guard "Gifts to the Bush" program for the children in Saint Mary's. His wife. Kathryn, survives. [Feb1981]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Feb 1981

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