Since Louisiana State University was founded in 1860, LSU and the LSU Law Center have had a rich military history. LSU Law: Saluting Our Veterans profiles seven of the Law Center graduates who have distinguished themselves in the armed forces. The program premieres on Thursday, July 4 at 8:30 and 10PM on the six-channel LPB network. It will also air on WLAE in New Orleans on Sunday, July 21 at 9PM.
The special let Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Lauren Wolf; Desert Storm veteran Norma Bennett ; Afghanistan veteran David LaCerte; Vietnam vet Arthur Abercrombie; and World War II veterans William Meyers, Thomas Stagg and John LaBorde tell their own stories.
Their roles ranged from gathering intelligence for attacks (Wolf and Bennett), to fighting the Taliban (LaCerte) while Abercrombie served as both a lawyer and a commander for some of the forces in his Vietnam unit. Meyers fired the big guns for the invasion of Iwo Jima, Stagg was shot in the chest by a machine gun during a patrol in France and LaBorde served in the Adjutant General’s Office in the headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur .
The production was a joint effort of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and LPB. It was produced by LPB’s Tika Laudun and photographed and edited by Keith Crews.
Published: June 27, 2013
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