Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

McKenna, Col. Louis J. "Lou"

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

McKenna, Col. Louis J. "Lou"

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McKenna, Col. Louis J. "Lou", "Mick" (USAF Retired) 86, passed on Friday, January 6 in Tampa after a short illness. A St. Louis native, Lou attended St. Mary's H.S., excelling in baseball, basketball and football while earning All-District honors. After many athletic scholarship offers Lou chose St. Louis University where he played both basketball and baseball. In 1952 he was named NCAA All American in basketball and received his B.S. in Education. While at St. Louis University Lou also served in the Air Force ROTC program. Upon graduation Lou was recruited by the University to coach his former basketball and baseball teams while continuing to play semi-pro basketball.In 1954, Lou was inducted into the U. S. Air Force as an officer candidate. During his distinguished military service he received many honors including, the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Expert Marksman and the Vietnam Campaign medals, to name a few. …

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