MOUNT VERNON — When the class of 1958 graduated from Mount Vernon High School, no major wars were raging, but 19 of the 169 class members served in the military. The class honored those members at its 60-year reunion, held Saturday at the Mount Vernon Country Club and attended by 35 class members.
One of those individuals, Keith Lewis, would spend a career in the Air Force, retiring as a colonel in 1993.
After graduating from Findlay College in 1963, Lewis became a Phantom F-4 pilot. On his second tour in Southeast Asia, he was shot down over North Vietnam and served nearly six months as a prisoner of war.