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Louisiana Project Office Rangers to Receive Awards

Published April 2, 2013
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Vicksburg, Miss. – Eight Rangers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisiana Field Office (LFO) will receive the Wounded Warrior Project Award. The award will be presented Wednesday 3 April at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 13, 401 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana, 71201.

 

Rangers receiving the award are Randall Bordelon, Diane Cook, Joe Haller, Tommy Jones, Shelley McDowell, David Oliver, Aaron Posner, and Jesse Wisterman.

 

The LFO partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project and the Sportsmen of North East Louisiana (NELA) to host the first annual Patriot Hunt in January 2012 for veterans throughout Louisiana.

 

John Nolan with the Wounded Warrior Project and a retired Air Force Master Sergeant will present the awards. The Wounded Warrior Project and NELA are dedicated to providing recreational opportunities to veterans and assist with the transition from combat.

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the world's largest public engineering organization and it has a firm commitment to preserving and enhancing our natural environment. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the steward of the lands and waters at Corps water resources projects. Its strives to manage and conserve natural resources, consistent with the ecosystem management principles, while providing quality public outdoor recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations.


Contact
Kavanaugh Breazeale
601-631-5052
kavanaugh.breazeale@usace.army.mil

Release no. 13-032