JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles on Tuesday announced the appointment of Richard Frank to the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council.
The council advises the governor and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs on the needs and issues affecting Alaska's 60,000 veterans.
Frank was born in Old Minto and served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. When he returned to Alaska, he worked as a riverboat pilot, owned and operated Minto Power and Light and the Minto general store and was president of his local Native corporation.
He has also worked for the Tanana Chiefs Conference and Doyon Construction Company.
''Richard Frank has long been willing to extend a helping hand to those in need and I'm pleased that he has, once again, agreed to step up to the plate of public service by serving on the Veterans Advisory Council,'' Knowles said.
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