September 6, 2011

Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore’ Constitution Day Lecturer at GSU

Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore’ Constitution Day Lecturer at GSUGrambling, LA – Lt. General Russel L. Honore’ (Ret) will serve as the guest lecturer for Constitution Day at Grambling State University. The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:00 a. m. in T. H. Harris Auditorium on the campus of Grambling State University.

Lieutenant General Honore” served as the 33rd commanding general of the U. S. First Army at Fort Gillem, Georgia. He is best known for his service as the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina. During this time, Honore’ was responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for the Gulf Coast area following Hurricane Katrina and as the 2nd Infantry Division Commander while stationed in Korea. When speaking of General Honore’, Ray Nagin, former Mayor of New Orleans, referred to him as a “John Wayne” dude that can get some stuff done. This comment came after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was accused of not handling the disaster well. Honore’ is credited with turning the situation around.

A press conference will be held at 10:00 a. m., in the Eddie G. Robinson Museum, September 8 prior to the lecture. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Service-Learning and is open to the public. For additional information, please contact Dr. Rory L. Bedford, director of service-learning at Grambling State University at 318-274-2547.

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