MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU Military Hall of Honor to Induct Eight Alumni

11/06/2014 09:46 AM

BATON ROUGE – Eight distinguished LSU alumni will be inducted into LSU’s military Hall of Honor on Saturday, Nov. 8.

The induction ceremony is part of LSU Salutes, sponsored by LSU and Cadets of the Ole War Skule, celebrating the contributions of U.S. veterans. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at the LSU War Memorial on the LSU Parade Ground. This event is free and open to the public.

This year’s inductees are Louisiana National Guard Col. Patrick R. Bossetta, of New Orleans; retired U.S. Army Col. James Gregory “Greg” Jolissaint, of Woodstock, Md.; Brad J. Juneau, of Leesburg, Va.; U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, of Washington, D.C.; the late retired U.S. Army Col. Joseph A. Macaluso, of New Orleans; retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. William G. “Geary” Mason, of New Orleans; retired Brig. Gen. Karlynn P. O’Shaughnessy, of Holly Springs, N.C.; and retired Brig Gen. Dale E. Webb, of Anniston, Ala.
LSU Salutes recognizes all veterans, in particular those who attended LSU and served in ROTC.

The Hall of Honor inductees, all of whom must have attended LSU and served in the military, were selected based on their involvement with the university as well as military and community service.

The honorees will be recognized during pre-game activities for the LSU vs. Alabama football game at Tiger Stadium, and the Tiger Marching Band will present a patriotic half-time show.

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, the U.S. Army Field Band & Chorus will present a free concert at the LSU Union Theater. Though the concert is free and open to the public, advance tickets are required. A maximum of four tickets per request may be approved. Quantities are limited. To request tickets, write to the LSU Student Union Theater Box Office, P.O. Box 25162, LSU, Baton Rouge, La., 70803.

On Friday, Nov. 7, honorees and their guests will be recognized at the Commandant’s Luncheon and at the President’s Reception and LSU Salutes Dinner. Keynote speaker for the luncheon will be retired Army Gen. Charles C. “Hondo” Campbell, a 2004 Hall of Honor inductee. LSU Board of Supervisors Chair Ann Duplessis will be guest speaker at the dinner. The Bayou Brass Quintet will play at the luncheon, and the 156th Army Band, Louisiana National Guard, will perform at the dinner. Terry Patrick Harris will sing the national anthem at both events.

The Saturday morning event will include the induction ceremony, a military parade, static displays, a wreath-laying and a 21-gun salute. Also participating will be the LSU Corps of Cadets and students in the Southern University Navy ROTC program. The LSU Corps of Cadets consists of LSU Army and Air Force ROTC students, and Southern Navy ROTC consists of LSU and Southern students.

For more information, visit, e-mail or call 225-578-0420 or toll free 1-866-SALUTES.

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014