February 12, 2019 at 1:00 am

Letter: A huge thank-you


First responders often get a well-deserved spotlight on them during times like these, but I’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to some folks who generally fly under the radar.

Some background: When the earthquake hit my daughter was two-and-a-half hours into her shift at one of the local hospitals, her husband (also employed there) was immediately called in as well, taking my 10-year-old granddaughter with him.

As you might imagine, it was “all hands on deck” at work. After a 19-hour shift, they could go home but were low on gas. They expected empty gas stations all along the route, but someone refueled them! I’m not sure how anyone maneuvers 10,000 gallons (or more) of gasoline on roads like those, but whoever you are that did? Wow, just wow. And thank you, hard working Alaskans needed you, and like so many others – you really came through!

Under the radar, maybe, but not unappreciated.

Jim Schol

Lancing, Tennessee

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