Circa 1943 U. S. Army Photo, Anchorage Museum Of History and Art
Mud was a major enemy during the construction of the Alaska Highway in World War II by the U.S.
Army Engineers. Here a mired bulldozer winches itself out, as soldiers of Company D, 93rd Engineer
Regiment dig a culvert emplacement during the early construction days.
In addition to being a jazz man, a historian and a doctor, Ronald Myers is also an ordained Baptist
minister. Since 1988 he and his wife, Sylvia, have worked in the impoverished Mississippi Delta region
at a clinic that combines ministry and medicine in a part of America with limited access to health
care. It's all part of an overall mission, as he sees it. "I love to praise God through jazz,"