The Shield and Sword Newsletter - Online • August 2017

Top: Dr. Denver Loupe; Cadets of the Ole War Skule President John W. Milazzo, Jr.; Dr. Daniel C. Walsh, Jr., past president; Norman Deumite, past president; COL Jerry Juneau; and Jerry Campbell, architect for the Memorial Tower Restoration Project.
Bottom left: Army Cadet Lukas Dretzka, left, and Air Force Cadet Jack Spriggs.
Bottom right: President John W. Milazzo, Jr., LSU Commandant of Cadets Lt Col William Magee, and Southern University Professor of Naval Science CDR James Thomas.

LSU Marks Memorial Day

The University honored its military deceased on May 30 in the rotunda of Memorial Tower. The annual observance, sponsored by LSU and Cadets of the Ole War Skule, began as the Tower chimes struck noon and included a presentation of arms, the laying of a wreath, and the playing of Taps. A luncheon followed in the north wing. LSU Provost Richard Koubek spoke on behalf of the University, and Skip Bertman, former baseball coach and athletic director, gave the keynote address.

Foil named Appellate Judge

Louisiana State Rep. Franklin Foil, of Baton Rouge, was selected to serve as an appellate judge at the Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in Washington, D.C. Foil currently serves as a judge in the U.S. Navy Reserve, where he also is a captain. He has been a trial judge in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps since 2013 and a naval officer for 26 years. As an appellate military judge, he will be responsible for reviewing all Navy and Marine Corps cases that are appealed worldwide.

American Legion Elects First Woman National Commander

Standing at the podium after being the first woman elected as American Legion national commander, Denise Rohan had one question for the delegates to the Legion’s national convention in Reno, Nev.: “Are you ready?” Read about her here:

LSU, Southern ROTC Units Welcome New Leaders

• Lt Col William D. Magee assumed the position of LSU Commandant of Cadets in July. Magee was named Professor of Aerospace Studies at LSU in July 2016.

• MAJ Rian Carter was recently named Professor of Military Science at LSU.

Southern University

• LT Brandon S. Heasley, USN

• Capt Christopher C. Wisnowski USMC

• GySgt Alonzo Williams USMC

Cadets Celestial

John James “Cap” Capdevielle, June 17, 2017, Baton Rouge, La.

LTC Jack Jolissaint, Jr., August 2, 2017 Baton Rouge, La.

Fall 2017

LSU Salutes Luncheon

November 10

LSU Faculty Club

LSU Salutes President’s Reception

November 10

LSU Faculty Club

LSU Salutes Dinner

November 10

LSU Faculty Club

LSU Salutes Annual Assembly

November 11

LSU War Memorial

Annual Meeting

November 11

LSU Faculty Club

LSU vs. Arkansas

November 11

Tiger Stadium

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