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Veterans History Project

St. Tammany Parish Library Veterans History Project

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Veterans History Project

Major Joseph Cassanova

Major Joseph Cassanova, born in New Orleans, served in the Louisiana Air National Guard from 1959 to 1990. His 31-year career with the…

ET2 Terry Charrier

Electronics Technician Terry Charrier was born in Lafitte, LA. He enlisted in the US Navy and served on the USS Kearsarge, with a homeport…

SFC Ernest Chauvin

Sergeant First Class Ernest Chauvin was born in Houma. He was drafted into the Army Infantry and served in both World War II and Korea with…

Sgt. John Corrigan

Sgt. John Corrigan was born in Baltimore, MD. He enlisted into the Marine Corps when he was 18 years old and served with the 1st Mar Air…

Sgt. James Davis

Sgt. James “Gus” Davis was born in Hinds County, Mississippi, but moved to Covington at a young age. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps and…

SSgt. Francis Drake

Staff Sgt. Francis Drake was born in Chestertown, NY. He enlisted with the US Marines and then the US Navy. He switched because he wanted…

YN2 Sherman Elfert

Yeoman Second Class Sherman Elfert was born in New Orleans. He enlisted in the Navy for World War II and remained in service for the Korean…

MACH2 Leon Faure

Machinist 2nd Class Leon Faure was born in Hopeville, LA. He enlisted in the US Navy and served in Vietnam on the USS Magoffin and the…

SSgt. Joseph Foto

Staff Sgt. Joseph Foto was also born in New Orleans. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps for World War II and was an aerial gunner on B-24s…

Sgt. Leroy Otis James

Sgt. Leroy James was born in Washington Parish. He was drafted into the Army for World War II and became a Tech 4th Grade with the 350th…

Sgt. Cultus Pearson

Sgt. Cultus Pearson was born in Caesar, MS. He was drafted into the Army for World War II and served with the 41st Division, 162nd…

Sgt. Theodore Penton

Sgt. Theodore Penton was born in Picayune, Mississippi but grew up in Pearl River. He enlisted in the Army and served three tours in…

AIRMAN Roy Rogge

Airman First Class Roy Rogge was born in Baton Rouge. He enlisted in the US Air Force and served in the United Nations Operations in the…

Lt. Leon Toups

Lt. Leon Toups, Jr. was born in New Orleans and was commissioned into the Army for the Vietnam War. His career started with Advanced ROTC…

Lt. Col. Champ Vinet

Lt. Col. Champ Vinet was born in New Orleans. He was commissioned into the Army Air Force for World War II. He was a B-24 bomber pilot for…

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