>LORSTA Attu pays tribute to those who came before


Personnel at Coast Guard Long-range Aid to Navigation Station Attu held a flag ceremony at precisely 4:20 p.m. May 11, 2010, to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the arrival of U.S. Forces in Operation Landgrab. This was the U.S. invasion of Attu Island Tuesday, May 11, 1943, that recaptured the island from Japanese forces during WW-II.
The LORAN Station removes the flag pole in winter. This is the last time it will be erected as the station is slated to be closed completely later this year.
IT3 Jonathan Kelsey was in Attu for two weeks to conduct computer repairs and took the photo.

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