On 1Dec08, , Northwest Louisiana Chapter 351, MilItary Order of the Purple Heart
held their annual Christmas Luncheon, followed by their regular business meeting at the Highland Center in Shreveport, LA.
Our Ladies Auxilary arranged for the excellent meal that was served. We had close to 50 participants at this function.
Our guest speaker was Major Clint Robins USMC, Inspector Instructor for the local Marine Corps Reserve Unit. He brought
along lstSgt Cedric Donald USMC, who serves on his staff. The lstSgt was wounded in Jan 1991 during operation Desert
Storm and he submitted his application to join Chapter 351. Other guests included Sandra Frank, Public Affairs Officer from
the Overton Brooks, VA Hospital, Shreveport,LA., Kathi Burnette, Silver Star Ladies and John Andrew Prime, Military Reporter
for the Shreveport Times. The Ladies provided refreshments and gifts for all who attended today. They did a bang
up job with plenty cake, cookies, drinks and company. Everyone was invited to come to the monthly birthday and cake
celebration at the NW Louisiana War Veterans Home on 2Dec08 at 1400.