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Vlass Shabolin

Vlass Shabolin

Vlass Shabolin was born in 1937 on St. Paul Island and passed away April 17, 2013. His father was Daniel Shabolin from St. Paul and his mother was Fedocia Tetoff from Unalaska Island. He grew up speaking Unangam Tuunu, the Unangax^ language, and learned English in grade school. He remembers being evacuated from his home during World War II. Leaving school after 8th grade to help his family, Mr. Shabolin received most of his education at home from his parents and uncles. He served in the U.S. Marines and was an Alaska State Trooper for eighteen years. [Last updated in 2013]