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Sen. Begich Joins Alaskans Remembering Mary Louise Rasmuson

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich today released the following statement after learning of the passing of Alaska pioneer Mary Louise Ramuson, who was 101:

“Mary Louise Rasmuson was a beloved Alaska pioneer who saw opportunity in every challenge. She was generous in spirit and deed, and through her family foundation made Alaska a much stronger and vibrant state.

“As a member of the first class of the new Women’s Army Corp during World War II, Mary Louise led the way for women in the military.

“She will be missed by all who knew her, but her legacy will live forever in the hearts and minds of Alaskans.”

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