Wrangell says goodbye to Matt Nore as he deploys with the National Guard


February 14, 2019

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

The Nore family at a school function to wish Matt Nore good luck on his deployment with the National Guard. From left to right: Diana, Iver, Matt, Arabella, Roslyn, and Edna.

The gym at Evergreen Elementary School was packed as teachers, parents, friends, and students from across the school district congregated last Wednesday to say goodbye to a member of their community. Kindergarten teacher Matt Nore left Wrangell last week with the National Guard, on deployment to Kuwait. This is his fourth deployment with the Guard, Nore said, and he will be gone until February of 2020.

“We’re going to Kuwait on a law enforcement mission on an Army military base there,” he said in an interview. “We’ll just be a police unit for American soldiers. We’re not policin...

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