ROTC honors military at NSU’s first home game



Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science and its alumni arm, the Demon Regiment, honored two members of the U.S. Armed Forces during it’s season-opening football game Sept. 8. Specialist Brittanie Williams has served in the U.S. Army for 3-1/2 years and was stationed at Fort Polk for three of those. Looking for more opportunities, she contracted in ROTC’s Green to Gold program to move from enlisted ranks to an officer. She is now a full-time student at NSU and will commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation. John Allen Masson served in the Army from 1967-69. He was assigned to the Americal Division, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry, 189th Brigade. For his service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. He and his wife Donna are supporters of NSU football and have been season ticket holders since 1971. From left are retired Maj. Ted Fowler, Williams, Masson and Lt. Col. Katherine Carlson, head of NSU’s Department of Military Science.

Cadet Brittanie Williams tossed the coin as John Masson looked on prior to the Northwestern State University Sept. 8 home game. Members of the U.S. Armed forces are honored during each NSU home football game by participating in the coin toss and with special recognition during the game.