Walter Hickel, the colorful two-time Governor of Alaska and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior under Richard Nixon, had long declared that "I want to be buried standing up so I can fight for what I believe in forever." He got his wish.
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The death of Walter J. "Wally" Hickel in Anchorage this past Friday marks the end of a remarkable era, not only in Alaska, but throughout the entire United States.
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