Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


Smith's legacy spanned from battlefield to classroom


January 5, 2012

Near the end of his life, he was honored by U.S. military brass as a hero for helping liberate Nazi death camps, but to a generation of Haines schoolchildren, Norm Smith Sr. was a teacher who connected with them.

"He was a strong teacher,...

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