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2010 MOPH Department Convention

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The MOPH Department Convention was a huge success. MOPH Red Stick Chapter 177 hosted the event and all that attended enjoyed a good time and plenty of delicious food. The guest speakers (Secretary of Louisiana Veterans Affairs Lane Carson, Nat'l Cmdr. Jim Sims, Region V Cmdr. Fred Rey and Congressman Bill Cassidy) were very informative and each Chapter was encouraged to continue thier support of veteran's issues. Our National Commander Jim Sims and Region V Commander Frederico "Fred" Rey shared many challenges that MOPH faces in the future and both pointed out that we need to reach as many young Purple Heart veterans as possible. Congressman Bill Cassidy shared his thoughts on many House Bills that were being introduce concerning veteran benefits and stated that many in Congress were in full support of veterans issues. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Lane Carson spoke on Louisiana Veterans Homes and the need to be wise in the way the money is used without affecting the care of the veterans. All of our Veteran Homes are rated in with 5 Stars which makes them the best in the state. Below is a slideshow presentation of the Convention. Click on the Forward button to advance.


The following 2010 -2011 Department Officers were elected and/or appointed at our Department Convention held in Port Allen, LA on May 1, 2010.

Commander
Richard Garner

Shreveport

351

rbgarner@bellsouth.net

 318-746-5724

Sr. Vice Cmdr
 Roland E. Doucet 

Baton Rouge

177

designrw@bellsouth.net

225-622-1509

Jr Vice Cmdr
B. Roy Kellum

Covington

741

roykellum@charter.net

985-878-2163

Finance Officer
Ronald M Chatelain

Shreveport

351

ron.chatelain@ci.shreveport.la.us

318-684-7572

Judge Advocate
Louis Dechert

Leesville

727

dechert@bellsouth.net

318-641-8293

Inspector
Ricky Jackson

Pineville

1994

purpleheart69@suddenlink.net

318-690-9355

Sgt-At-Arms
Jesse Campos

Leesville

727

Jesse_sf@yahoo.com

337-238-0170

NEC
Robert Lance

New Orleans

1955

byumarine@aol.com

504-394-7305

Alt.NEC
David L. Ahee

West Monroe

331

dahee@comcast.net

318-397-2764

Adjutant
David Ahee

West Monroe

331

dahee@comcast.net

318-397-2764

Service Officer
Dale Spires

Leesville

727

spi525@I-55.com

337-463-5405

Chaplain
James Eames

Shreveport

351

jnemoph@aol.com

318-686-4408

Legislative Officer
Richard O'Brien

Baton Rouge

177

richardple@aol.com

225-667-5693

Historian
Harold Young

Lake Charles

1996

haroldyoung@wmconnect.com

337-436-4655

Americanism Officer
Ken Bourgeois

Shreveport

351

kenbourg@bellsouth.net

239-682-3337


    Chief of Staff

Webmaster
Roy Kellum

Covington

741

roykellum@charter.net

985-878-2163

 

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