Letters to the Editor

Letter: Charles Wohlforth and Vic Fischer

“Ditto” to the tributes being paid to that amazing pre-state statesman, Vic Fischer. Tributes from those who either knew or simply met him have added a very personal perspective to my image of a man who was, by all appearances, “very personal.

Although I didn’t have the privilege of meeting him during my 15 years in Alaska, I did meet with the initiator of ADN’s delivery of these tributes which began on the front page of the Oct. 23 edition.

Charles Wohlforth and I met to discuss a matter of mutual public interest related to my role as Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Senior Installation Chaplain. As something of a “footnote” to Vic’s tributes, I’d like to convey kudos to Charles for his central role in both presenting and preserving the life and times of Vic Fischer. Thanks, Charles, for again sharing your gift of insightful prose, this time in tribute to such a memorable man. I miss your regular contributions to ADN, but know you’re writing away in your “retirement.”

And I would be remiss if I didn’t also thank the editors of ADN for devoting as much print space as they have, not only for Vic’s obituary à la Charles, but also the numerous tribute letters that followed. I for one can’t get enough of this “good thing,” this example of what it truly means to be a servant leader.

More about Vic, please; and may there one day, soon, be more stories of more politicians even now working to live a life that mirrors his.

— Keith Muschinske

Cumberland, Wisconsin

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Keith Muschinske

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Keith Muschinske, was the senior installation captain for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. He lives in Eagle River.