Family members of brothers Mark and Harvey Jacobs hold a picture of the brothers during a ceremony honoring Tlingit code talkers on Monday, March 18, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Family members of brothers Mark and Harvey Jacobs hold a picture of the brothers during a ceremony honoring Tlingit code talkers on Monday, March 18, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

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