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Flood Recovery for Veterans (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-10-21

Duration: 00:06:07

Subjects: Floods, 2016 | Disaster response and recovery | Military | Veterans | Post-traumatic stress disorder


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Leger, Al Interviewee
  • Comeaux, Byron Interviewee


This segment from the October 21, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s in-studio interview with Al Leger of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs and Byron Comeaux, the owner of the Magnolia Care Center Veterans’ Home in Baton Rouge. They discuss: the veterans displaced by the historic flooding in south Louisiana; the rebuilding of the Magnolia Care Center; the Military Family Assistance Fund; and Comeaux’s work with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. This segment is a part of the Veterans Coming Home Initiative.