GREEN Plain Township native and former Ambassador Frank Lavin will be the keynote speaker at the MAPS Air Museum's "Vetts & Jets Breakfast" at 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at 2260 International Parkway.
Lavin will discuss his nonfiction book, "Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II," which details his late father Carl's combat experiences in Europe during World War II.
Frank Lavin served as U.S. ambassador to Singapore during President George W. Bush's administration. He is the son of educator and author Audrey Lavin of Plain Township.
Lavin, who currently lives in Singapore, has given talks about the book at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the American Veterans Center in Washington, D.C., the Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago and at a host of presidential libraries.
A paperback version of the book has just been released.
The breakfast will include a display of Corvettes beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults, and $4 for children under 12. For more information or reservations, call 330-896-6332, or visit www.mapsairmuseum.org.
Donations of canned goods for the local Ohio National Guard & Reserves food pantry also are requested.