Reinikka, Eino Arthur
by Clyde E. Bolyan
Eino (better known as Art) was born in 1919 in Douglas, Alaska. He obtained all of his primary education in the Douglas school system, graduating from Douglas High School in 1937. He attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, with the Class of 1941, with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He accepted a position with the U.S. Army at Fort Richardson. He was employed by the Department of Defense for 42 years and during this time he was instrumental in the planning and maintenance of Elmendorf Air Force Base and many of the Air Force installations around Alaska. He married Rita Gathier in 1946 and they had two children, Eric and Linda. He died in Anchorage and is buried at Angeles Memorial Park.