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Veterans Day (1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-11-11

Duration: 00:09:26

Subjects: Military | Veterans


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Holt, Robert Interviewee
  • Reed, Edgar Interviewee
  • Fry, Carl Interviewee
  • Hare, James Interviewee
  • Montgomery, Bob Interviewee
  • Andry, Joseph Interviewee
  • Pellechia, Joseph Interviewee
  • Baratovich, Rudolph Interviewee
  • Peschier, Roy Interviewee
  • Armond, Allen Interviewee


This segment from the November 11, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Roger Sockman’s report on the feelings of Louisiana veterans on the 70th anniversary of Veterans Day. His report touches on the medical services available to veterans as he visits the VA Hospital in Alexandria, the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, and the VA Outpatient Clinic in Baton Rouge. He interviews: Robert Holt, World War I veteran; Dr. Edgar Reed, VA Hospital in Alexandria; Carl Fry, Vietnam War veteran; James Hare, Vietnam War veteran; Bob Montgomery, Korean War veteran; Joseph Andry, Vietnam War veteran and member of Disabled American Veterans; Dr. Joseph Pellechia, director of the VA Outpatient Clinic in Baton Rouge; Rudolph Baratovich, World War I and World War II veteran; Roy Peschier, World War II veteran; and Allen Armond, World War II veteran. Host: Ken Lormand