Pershing Rifles leader attends MOWW event

Cadet Col. Todd Dixon was the guest of Col. Clay Le Grande at the Lt. Gen. Troy Middleton Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars April 5 at the City Club of Baton Rouge.

Dixon, commander of the Pershing Rifles Company D-17, had hosted Le Grande in Chantilly, Virginia, at the Pershing Rifles 2016 National Convention banquet, where his company was named best in the nation. During the banquet, Lt. Col. Ruth Hamilton and Le Grande were made honorary Pershing Riflemen.

Dixon was accompanied by Dimitri Bush, a Pershing Rifleman who also attended the 2016 convention awards ceremony.

Former U.S. Rep. Henson Moore spoke about his years in the LSU Cadet Corps as a Pershing Rifleman and his service as a U.S. Army captain and M.P. company commander in West Germany in the 1960s.

Personal stories topics for Red Stick Ex-POWs

Members told stories about POW and war experiences when the Red Stick Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War met April 5 at Hollywood Casino.

Charlene Cappo read a story written by her mother, Willery Capron, about how she spent her time during World War II while her husband was in the war and was a POW of Germany. Amber Cobb told what her grandfather and grandmother told her about a funeral being held for her grandfather, Johnnie Mosby, and after the funeral he arrived home from Korea.

Marion Bahlinger told about the watch his father gave him when he graduated from high school, which still runs. He wore it while he was a POW of Germany.

Beth Dawson told a story about the Rev. John L. Curran, a Catholic priest once assigned to St. Joseph Parish in Ponchatoula, who walked the Bataan Death March. When he returned home, he and his parishioners built a church at Manchac.

Cora Wilkerson told about going to Alabama during the war and becoming a welder.

The next meeting will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Hollywood Casino’s Lauren Bacall Room. Those interested in joining are invited to attend.

SLU’s Brogle named top student broadcaster

Southeastern Louisiana University senior Dominique Brogle, of Destrehan, has been named the Student Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.

Brogle is a reporter, anchor and producer with the Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational access channel, and is the third consecutive SLU student to be named Student Broadcaster of the Year. She was honored at LAB’s recent Prestige Awards luncheon in Baton Rouge.

Brogle works with the Channel’s student newscast, “Northshore News,” which has been named one of the top four college newscasts in the country by College Broadcasters. Earlier this year, Brogle won Best College Television Journalist honors from the Southeast Journalism Conference and second place in the onsite competition for Best TV News Reporter. SEJC is made up of all universities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.

Broussard Boy Scout achieves Eagle rank

Tristan Shorey, of Troop 55 in Broussard, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Shorey, son of David and Cheryl Shorey, attends Comeaux High School. His Scoutmaster is Jeff Lancon. His Eagle project was building a dog park for Acadian Rescue Foundation of Louisiana, a no-kill dog shelter.

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