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Name Fort Totten visitors center

Jack Fein's name always comes to mind when I think of Fort Totten. He proudly preserved the fort's history and secrets. We are all saddened by Jack Fein's death. His passing marks the end of an era. Jack Fein kept the memories alive.

Now it is up to us to ensure that his dedication and contributions are not forgotten. His 36-year military career encompassed both World War II and the Korean War. He represented the best of the Greatest Generation. As is only fitting, Jack Fein will be interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on May 19.

Long after retiring from active duty, Jack Fein remained at his post. Visitors to Fort Totten could always take comfort in the fact that Chief Warrant Officer Jack Fein was on guard. The fort was definitely in good hands.

An appropriate tribute would be to name the Fort Totten Visitors Center in honor of Jack Fein. It is hoped that everyone will support the efforts of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance to make the "Jack Fein Visitors Center" a reality.

Warren Schreiber


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