Jack Ries, 78

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By The Staff

John Arthur “Jack” Ries, 78, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at Mount Vernon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Evansville, the son of the late Oscar and Luella (Borcherding) Ries. He was a 1948 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and attended Purdue University in agriculture in 1949-50 winter courses. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1952 during the Korean War, serving in Air Research and Development, Air Training, and the Air Material Command, as an electronics counter measures specialist in England for 10 months.

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