September 22, 2011 |

From Mosquito Lake to West Point to the deserts of Kuwait; Kurz learned work ethic from family, teachers

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While attending fifth grade at Haines Elementary in 1978, Karl Kurz checked out a book that described the adventures of a West Point graduate.

"I decided then it was the life for me," said Kurz.

Seven years later, Kurz left Haines fo...