Castner's Cutthroats

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    I've always been fascinated with these brave and successful men of World War II. Most people have never heard of them. These were native Eskimos, Aleuts, hunters, fishermen, etc... that were recruited to help American soldiers deal with the invading Japanese and teach them survival skills and act as scouts in a world most American soldiers had never encountered. These men were self proficient and could survive in any conditions.

    I'm in the outlining stages of writing a novel about Castner's Cutthroats. The major focus will be on a Yupik from Alaska voulenteering for the unit and the journeys and missions he endures.

    There's a documentary the History Channel did on them that is amazing.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9pktxDuUk0&eurl=]YouTube - Castner's Cutthroats and The Aleutian Campaign (part 1 of 2)[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn9DPuKE9II&eurl=]YouTube - Castner's Cutthroats and The Aleutian Campaign (part 2 of 2)[/ame]

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    What a great group of patriots! These folks had a lot of hardship to deal with but with their experience were able to persevere (sic).
     

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