John David Lewis Scholar Fund
John David Lewis was an Honorary Grandparent at Colorado International School and a treasured World War II history friend and veteran. His oral history has been part of the School’s 7th Grade WWII history curriculum since the School was founded in 2005. In his honor, the School has established the John David Lewis Scholar Fund. Below is a brief description of John David Lewis who passed away on December 12, 2011.
Born August 14, 1921 in Rockford, Illinois to Lieutenant General and Mrs. John T. Lewis (Josephine), he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia. David was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1944 for the Army Air Corps where he served as an engineering officer flying aircraft in the China Burma India Theater. David culminated his 30 year career as a Brigadier General serving the Air Defense Artillery in multiple U.S. assignments, Greenland, Italy, Viet-Nam, and Korea. David was also an avid sailor, sculptor, and an accomplished underwater archaeologist publishing results of several excavations in Italy. At General Lewis’ request no ceremonies are planned. Memorials in his name may be made to Denver Hospice, 501 South Cherry Street, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80246 or to the John David Lewis Scholar Fund at Colorado International School, 4100 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80222.