Local World War II vet honored

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- World War II Marine and Silver Star recipient Col. John G. Fuller was honored Saturday in Wasilla.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski participated in the presentation, in which Fuller was given a flag that was flown over the Capitol building.
Jack Fuller, as he is known locally, served in the state House for eight years as a representative from Nome after serving 34 years in the Alaska National Guard and Alaska Defense Force.
State Sen. Charlie Huggins was also on site to present Fuller with the Alaska state flag. Fuller was present when the American flag was raised at the historic battle of Iwo Jima.