Thursday, July 30, 2015

Another Newsie gone

jack averitt boxed

Jack Averitt, former State House reporter for The Indianapolis News, died this morning.

Jack lived in Dublin, Ohio. He was 91.

Jack understood Indiana tax law so well that legislators ran their proposed bills past him before they submitted them.

He crewed on B-24 Liberators in the China-Burma-India Theatre in World War II. I think he said he was a radio operator.

That qualifies him for hero status in my book.

Godspeed, Jack. You were a class act.

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