I am a 76-year-old BOI (Born on the Island). My peers and I were the young school children of World War II. Fort Crockett, simply put, remains sentimental to me.
My childhood home was in the 4600 block of the Denver Drive area, only two blocks from Fort Crockett. It provided comfort to us that the Island was protected from German U-2 boats and submarines. The fort was not merely bricks and mortar, but a full, bustling military complex with an officer’s club, a post exchange, and prisoners of war.