Honoring Veterans

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Patrick Jenkins, John McLendon, and Ursula McLendon


This message comes from Ms. Stephanie Lastrapes.


To Mr. Patrick Jenkins, Superintendent (pictured: left), my brother John McLendon (middle), and my niece Ursula McLendon(pictured right), thank you for your service to our country.

Happy Veterans Day!

Robin Corbins-Robinson, M.Ed.

Branch of Service:

Army

Dates of Service:

1981-1983


I'm a veteran who was an African American Female in the military before it became fashionable! I'm also not your average veteran...ask me why!

Jody Francis Hebert

Branch of Service:

Army Reserve 4073 rd

Dates of Service:

1988-1994


Happy Veteran's Day!! We love you

Richard Alvin Marks

Branch of Service:

Air Force

Dates of Service:

1962-1966

Carolyn A. Youngblood

Branch of Service:

United States Army


Dates of Service:

2011-2015


God picked a beautiful flower from his garden. My loving daughter 1st Lt. Carolyn Ann Jolivette to her new home in Heaven. R.I.P. My love until we meet again. Love Darlene

James Soileau, Sr.

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

9 years


Honoring my late husband, who served our country proudly.

Angel Cordero, Jr.

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

26 years


Happy Veterans Day to my brother. After serving our country for 26 years, he is now enjoying his retirement.

Angel Cordero, Sr.

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

24 years


Happy Veterans Day to my dad, who served our country proudly. He is now enjoying his retirement, living in Georgia.

Dominic Dudley Babineaux

Branch of Service:

Air Force


Dates of Service:

2008- presently serving


Major Dominic Dudley Babineaux

Beau Chene High graduate

Jody Francis Hebert

Branch of Service:

Army Reserve 4073 rd


Dates of Service:

1988-1994

John Edward Lastrapes

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

2002-2014


John is the son of Stephanie and Lumus Lastrapes, Sr. He was deployed 5 times in the Army. Happy Veterans Day son! We love you!

Lester Boudreaux


Branch of Service:

United States Army


Dates of Service:

June 18, 1943 to September 14, 1945


Lester Boudreaux was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal with three Bronze Stars, Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Army Combat infantry badge. . He was assigned to 5th Platoon, Company C, 394th Infantry Regiment, attached to an armored unit and they were honored with the Belgian Fouragere and the Distinctive Unit Citation. When we were young, we had been told how Uncle Lester had put his life at risk to save another soldier, how he had gone out on the battlefield under enemy fire and how he had gotten shot in the stomach, how in spite of his wounds, he had pulled the soldier back to safety, and that is why he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Some of his history in WWII is recounted in the book, Blood for Dignity by David P. Colley. Blood for Dignity is the chronicle of the first black platoons who fought alongside white soldiers in Germany in WWII, told mostly by surviving members of 5th Platoon, K Company, 394 Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division. Here is the link to Lester Boudreaux - American Hero on my family website http://www.martelfamily.com/html/lester.html

Shane Payne

Branch of Service:

Army

Dates of Service:

2005-present

Felecia Walker Solomon

Branch of Service:

Air Force

Dates of Service:

2001-2005

Jaqutia Janel Frank

Branch of Service:

Army National Guard

Dates of Service:

1998- Present

Happy Veterans Day to my beautiful wife of four years and one of the most courageous women I know. Love you

Leo Phillip Rogers

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

1964-1972


Staff Sargent Leo P. Rogers, father of Trina A. Rogers-Preston, completed two tours of duty in Vietnam. After completing his military career, he enrolled at Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. After teaching briefly, he became the Personnel Director at Allen Canning Company (Pillsbury) in Hessmer, Louisiana. After twenty plus years in that position, he moved on to become the Executive Director of the Avoyelles Progress Action Committee (APAC) in Marksville, Louisiana. He is now retired and enjoying life to the fullest.

Charlette Milburn McLendon

Branch of Service:

Army

Dates of Service:

1989-1997

Dennis Troy Lavergne


Branch of Service:

U.S Marine Corps


Dates of Service:

1987-1991


Dennis is the oldest son of Nelda Fisher, (employed at the School Board Office - Central Office) Service included “Desert Storm”

Paul B. Zachary

Branch of Service:

Army

Dates of Service:

1985-1986

James Ray Lavergne

Branch of Service:

U. S. Navy

Dates of Service

1963-1965

Ned Bourgeois

Branch of Service:

U. S. Army, 1943-1945

Wounded in WW II

Timothy David Lavergne

Branch of Service:

U. S. Air Force, 2000-2006

His service included fueling /refueling aircraft.

(son of Nelda Fisher, employed at SLPSB Central Office)

Carroll Marks

Branch of Service:

Navy

Eric Marks

Branch of Service:

Navy

Joseph Alvin Marks

Branch of Service:

Army

Jacqueline Shilo-Gradnigo

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

1991, 1992


Served as a 2Lt Military Intelligence Officer. Also served in the Louisiana National Guard.

William Edgar Duplechain

Branch of Service:

US Army


Dates of Service:

July 28, 1969 to July 27, 1971


William Edgar Duplechain is a 1965 graduate of Port Barre High School, husband to Verna Reed Duplechain, dad to Jason, Brad, Andre' and Mary Helen, grandfather to Gabriel, Leah, David, Will, Leo, Agnes, Cara, and Matthew. He is a graduate of USL! Go Bulldogs! He recently retired from the St. Landry Parish School Board with 45.5 years of service in Education as an educator, coach, assistant principal, and principal. He is the active Commander of VFW Post 8678 in Port Barre and enjoys his grandchildren, fishing, and traveling.

Lazard Louis Landry

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

1941-1945


Served in Algiers,North Africa and Corsica,Italy as a military police officer; often serving under Dwight Eisenhower as his personal driver/guard. Attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Was the Armed Force boxing champion. Upon returning home, he became a teacher; serving as Ag. instructor, supervisor of Agricultural Education and assistant superintendent in Vermilion parish.

John "Red" Speyrer

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

1950-1952


Served in the Korean War

Jonathon Andrew Trahan


Branch of Service:

U.S. Navy


Dates of Service:

1988-1992


Served in the Gulf War 1991

Kyle P. Fontenot

Branch of Service:

United States Air Force


Dates of Service:

2001-2013


Captain, Flew C-130 transport into and out of Baghdad, Iraq for 4 tours.

Boyer C. Broussard

Branch of Service:

United States Air Force


Dates of Service:

2006 - 2010

Linton B. Doucet "Lenny"

Branch of Service:

U.S.Army National Guard

Dates of Service:

1983 to 1993

Active Duty during Operation Desert Storm, The Gulf War, August 2, 1990 to February 28, 1991

Wayne Landerno

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

1966 - 1968

Patrick Wayne Estis

Branch of Service:

United States Navy


Dates of Service:

July 9, 1968 - July 7, 1972

Stephan Brett Stoute

Branch of Service:

Marine Corps


Dates of Service:

August 2011--December 2015


Sergeant Stoute is a graduate of Port Barre High School. While serving his country, he completed two tours on the foreign lands of Afghanistan and Bahrain. Stephan is presently attending UL majoring in Industrial Technology with a minor in business. He is the son of Brett and Celeste Stoute.

Ronald James Lalonde, Sr.

Branch of Service:

United States Navy


Dates of Service:

1967-1971


Happy Veterans Day to our late Father, Mr. Ronald Lalonde, Sr., St Landry Parish; Alumini of Leonville High School. 30 plus years service to students of St Landry parish as a Teacher and Principal. Vietnam 1967-1971

Hilda Demouchet

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

March/1990-March/1996

Jean Hilton Guidry, Jr.

Branch of Service:

U. S. Army


Dates of Service:

1980-1986

Nicolle Broussard

Branch of Service:

U.S. Navy


Dates of Service:

August 2002-December 2005

Alfred Jules Coleman, Jr.

Branch of Service:

Army


Dates of Service:

1990-2011

Sherman Joseph Thibodeaux, Jr.


Branch of Service:

United States Navy


Dates of Service:

1990 - 1994


Served at Pearl Harbor. Deployed to Desert Storm; Employed with SLP 12 years as a School Bus Driver, # 142.

Connie Lee Thibodeaux

Branch of Service:

United States Coast Guard


Dates of Service:

1990 - 1991


Flight Corpsman / Fireman Honolulu, Hawaii