Joshua Morrison/News A portrait of President and five-star general Dwight Eisenhower was donated to the Knox County Memorial Building Inc. Tuesday. Pictured are, from left, Knox County Memorial Building Inc. Executive Director Sara Lynn Kerr; Michael Mast, donor; and Wilson Warner and George Curry, commissioners of the Knox County Veterans Service Office. The portrait will be hung in the boardroom of the Knox County Memorial Building, 112 E. High St., Mount Vernon.

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A portrait of President and five-star general Dwight Eisenhower was donated to the Knox County Memorial Building Inc. Tuesday. Pictured are, from left, Knox County Memorial Building Inc. Executive Director Sara Lynn Kerr; Michael Mast, donor; and Wilson Warner and George Curry, commissioners of the Knox County Veterans Service Office. The portrait will be hung in the boardroom of the Knox County Memorial Building, 112 E. High St., Mount Vernon. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — What better place for a portrait of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower as a five-star general, than a building dedicated to honoring veterans?

The portrait now hangs in the top floor boardroom, overlooking the upstairs ballroom, thanks to Michael Mast, who found the portrait collecting dust in a storage closet at the NATO Military Headquarters in Casteau, Belgium.

Mast, a 1980 graduate of Fredericktown High School, joined the Army in 1981 and retired in 2002 after a 22-year career.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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