Detachment Officers

Commander | John Lawrence (218)
116 Gondrella Drive | Belle Chasse 70037-4424
(504) 433-0180 [H] | (504) 884-0460 [C]
1964m20e@gmail.com

John Lawrence from Squadron 64 in Gretna, LA. is a 16-year member. He is eligible through his grandfather, Cyprian A. Sidora, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. John has served his Squadron as Commander for a number of years, served as Assistant Adjutant from 2012-2013, served as Chairman for the Americanism Commission for several years, Detachment Vice-Commander 2013-2015 and currently serving his 3rd term as Detachment Commander.

Vice Commander | Gerald Mott (016)
40260 Drude Road | Ponchatoula, LA 70454
(985) 386-2478 [H] | (985) 634-9203 [C]
Mott_apple74@yahoo.com

Gerald Mott from Robert H. Burns Squadron 16 in Covington, LA is a 11-year member. His eligibility is through his grandfather, Dwayne Bickel, who served in the U.S. Army during WWII from February 9, 1945 to November 26, 1946. He has served on the Detachment level as Chaplain from 2011-2013, Detachment Sergeant-at-Arms 2013-2015 and currently serving his 3rd term as Detachment Vice-Commander. He had served Chairman over the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission.

Vice Commander | Tommy Vassar, Jr.
P.O. Box 11792 | Alexandria, LA 71315
318-321-6620 [C] | 630-297-6080 [C]
trvassar@yahoo.com

Tommy R Vassar Jr. from John C Bowden, Squadron 208 in Vinton Louisiana, is a 34 year, PUFL member. His eligibility is through his father, Tommy R Vassar Sr., who served in the US Army 1961 to 1967. He has served on the Squadron level as Commander, 1st Vice Commander, Finance Officer and Adjutant. He served as the Detachment Adjutant/Aide to the Commander in 1998-1999. He is currently serving as the Detachment Vice Commander.

Adjutant|Nat’l Executive Committeeman | Camille A. LeJeune, Jr. (248)
13917 Ventress Road | Ventress, LA  70783-4001
(225) 638-3328 [H] | (225) 718-0896 [C]
lamembership@yahoo.com

Camille A. LeJeune, Jr. from Hunter Fabre Squadron 248 in New Roads, LA is an 20-year member. His eligibility is through his deceased father, Camille A. LeJeune. Mr. LeJeune served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve from September 11, 1942 until his discharge on November 13, 1945. Camille, Jr. has held the position as Squadron Commander since its inception on August 12, 2001. He has served the Detachment as Vice Commander from 2002-2004; Adjutant from 2004-2014; Membership Chairman 2009-2010; Commander from 2006-2009 and 2011-2012. He has also held the position of National Vice Commander 2009-2010 and served on the National Finance Commission. He is currently serving the Detachment of Louisiana as Adjutant for 8 years and in his sixth term as National Executive Committeeman. He is also a Life Member from the Detachment of Louisiana. He is also the Chairman over Louisiana’s Life Membership Program that was started in July 2007.

Alt National Executive Committeeman | Enos Bellanger (064)
Post Office Box 201 | Gretna, LA  70054-0201
(504) 421-3469 [C]
enosbellanger@yahoo.com

Enos Bellanger from Harvey-Marrero Squadron 222 in Marrero, LA is a 18-year member. His membership is through his deceased father, Norman Bellanger, who served in the United States Army during World War II. He has served on the Squadron level as Commander, 1st Vice Commander, and Adjutant. He has also served as Detachment Vice Commander, Adjutant, Judge Advocate, Color Bearer, NEC, ANEC, National Asst. Sgt.-at-Arms, and on the Finance Commission as well as the Life Membership Committee. He is currently serving his 4th term as the Detachment Alternate NEC. He is also a Life Member from the Detachment of Louisiana.

Judge Advocate | Byron Robichaux (349)
216 Ayo Street | Raceland, LA  70394
986-381-6194 [C]
byronrobichaux@yahoo.com

Byron Robichaux from Raceland Memorial Squadron 349, Raceland, LA is a 41-year member. His eligibility is through Herman Robichaux who served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. On the Squadron level he has served as Commander, Adjutant, and Finance Officer. He has also served at the Detachment level as Commander-3 years, NEC-2 years, ANEC-2 years, and Chaplain-1 year. In 1998-1999 he served as National Commander. He is currently serving his fifth term as Judge Advocate and is also serving as Finance Chairman. He is also a Life Member from the Detachment of Louisiana.

Chaplain | Ethan Sharp (016)
15039 Highway 40 | Folsom, LA  70437
(985) 796-4208 [H] | (985) 801-9692 [C]
etsvfd@hotmail.com
Historian | Brian Cielatka, Jr.
65 Highway 856 | Rayville, LA  71289
(318) 791-4181 [C]
smartassic@yahoo.com

Brian Cielatka, Jr. is a 4 year member from Tommie Cook Squadron 122 in Rayville, LA. Brian is eligible thru both his parents, both serving in the Navy. Brian has been the Adjutant for Squadron from 2015 to present. He was appointed to serve as the Historian for our Detachment.

Sergeant At Arms | Brian Cielatka, Sr.
65 Highway 856 | Rayville, LA  71289
(318) 801-8229 [C]
smartassic@yahoo.com

Brian Cielatka Sr. is a 4-year member from Tommie Cook Squadron 122 in Rayville. Brian is eligible thru his father (deceased), who served in the Air Force from 1961-1965. Brian has served his Squadron as Finance Officer for two years and now serving as Commander. Brian has served on the Children & Youth Committee for the Detachment, and is currently serving as Sergeant at Arms for the Detachment.

Color Bearer | Richard Beard, Jr. (248)
7822 Morel Lane | Ventress, LA  70783
(225) 718-8375 [C]

Richard Beard, Jr. from Hunter Fabre Squadron 248 in New Roads, LA is a 17-year member. His eligibility is through grandfather, Hubert Beard, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Richard served his Squadron as 2nd Vice Commander for 1 year, Assistant Adjutant for 3 years and currently his 2nd term as Vice Commander. He is presently on his 2nd term as Detachment Color Bearer.

Color Bearer | Larry Thomas, Jr.
121 Dexter Drive | Avondale, LA  70094
(504) 436-0563 [H] | (504) 931-5545 [C]
Thomas70094@yahoo.com
Legion Advisor | Charles Lasseigne
1022 Melancon St. | Park 70582-5255
(337) 845-4311 [H] | (337) 552-8528 [C]
jalasseigne@outlook.com
Jr. Past Commander | Danny McArthur (016)
26068 Bobby Jones Blvd | Abita Springs, LA  70420-2855
(985) 867-1478 [H] | (985) 807-4645 [C]
redbarn94@yahoo.com

Danny McArthur from Robert H. Burns Squadron 16 in Covington, LA is a 12-year member. His eligibility is through his father who served in the United States Army Air Corp from 1945 until his discharge in 1947. Danny McArthur has served in the position of Squadron Commander, Squadron Adjutant, Squadron Historian, Detachment Vice Commander 2011-2013, Detachment Commander 2013-2015. He is also a Life Member from the Detachment of Louisiana.