Rotarians learn about importance of Veterans Day from Louie Bernard

Rotarian with the Program Henry Kinberger introduced State Senate District 31-elect Louie Bernard at the Rotary Club of Natchitoches 12/3/19 meeting. Bernard discussed the importance of Veterans Day, and how much he values the veterans, the humble men and women who served and quietly molded America. He shared the story of his brave uncle PFC Cullen Bryan Bernard who was killed in action saving lives on Iwo Jima on March 14, 1945. Pictured from left are Rotary President David Guillet, Bernard, and Kinberger (Photo by Dr. Ron McBride).

Private First Class (PFC) Cullen Bryan Bernard, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 13th Regiment, 5th Division who was killed in action on Iwo Jima Volcano Island, March 11, 1945. The memorial reads “on Iwo Jima uncommon valor was a common virtue”. The flag was draped on his casket and presented to Bernard’s parents: Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Bernard, Iota, Louisiana.