PUBLISHED: 12:12 PM on Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Eklund receives U.S. Air Medal
Air Force Capt. Robert E. Eklund has been decorated with the Air Medal.

The medal is primarily intended to recognize those individuals who are on current crew member or non-crew member flying status.

The captain is a command operations resource officer assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

He is the son of Larry and Celia Eklund of Ketchikan and has a wife, Jana.

Eklund graduated in 1996 from Yakutat High School.