ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A mountain peak in Alaska has been named Gold Star Peak to honor families who lost members in the Iraq War.
The effort to name the Chugach Mountains peak was led by retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Kirk Alkire, who spotted the peak while climbing Mount POW/MIA, KTUU-TV reported Sunday.
Alkire hikes with 53 dog tags to remember the paratroopers and soldiers who died serving with him in Iraq.
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