05/02/13 - 4:59pm
ANCHORAGE — Eagle River native Cruz Boseman was sick of the cold, so he joined the Navy thinking there would be no chance of being stationed in Alaska.
But in a strange twist of fate, the Navy assigned Boseman to the USS Anchorage, then sent him and the new warship to its namesake city for its commissioning ceremony.
Now the 21-year-old Boseman finds himself playing tour guide on the amphibious transport ship and showing his shipmates around town.
“A lot of people are like, where’s the closest bar? I’m like, whoa, there’s a lot more than just the bar,” he said.