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Bob Ahgook was Nunamiut Iñupiaq and was born on September 29, 1929 to Myrtle and Jesse Ahgook near the mouth of the Colville River in northern Alaska. He and his family moved around quite a bit until they settled in the village of Anaktuvuk Pass in the 1940's. In 1953, a flu epidemic hit and Bob helped administer penicillin to the village. In 1968, he was selected as a community health aide by village members because people always came to him for help. He had five children to support and was only paid $60 a month. He left the program in 1972 when he had an opportunity to make more money as a carpenter, but continued to help people when he could. He had fond memories of his career as a health aide. Bob Ahgook passed away April 14, 2006.