Afghan war reunites Sitka classmates

A pair of recent Sitka High graduates had an unexpected meeting last week – in a combat hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Photographer J.R. Ancheta was invited to visit the 125th Stryker Brigade in Afghanistan last December and, on his last day, he also visited a combat hospital that has become famous for saving soldiers’ lives. While Ancheta was braced for the possibility that he might see some of his new friends from the Brigade in that hospital, he never imagined finding a wounded classmate from Sitka: Joe Mille. Read More