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Scout Battalions
A painting shows members of the Scout Battalions of the 297th Infantry Regiment, Alaska National Guard. Composed primarily of Native Alaskan service members, the battalions were formed during World War II to patrol northern and western Alaska, especially the Bering Sea coastline to provide early warning of enemy activities. Painting by Mort Kunstler for the National Guard Heritage Paintings series

Photo by: Mort Kunstler for the National Guard Heritage Paintings series |  VIRIN: 171023-D-ZZ999-502.JPG