Frank G. Giraud

Bossier City, La – CSM Frank G. Giraud, U. S. Army, retired, passed away peacefully in his home on November 20, 2017 at the age of 96.

He was born on November 24, 1920 in Tucson, Arizona to Ralph G. and Beatrice (Carrillo) Giraud. In 1941, he enlisted in the United States Army. Throughout his military career, which included serving in World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War, CSM Giraud was awarded numerous awards and medals. He retired in 1967. Frank is a life-member of the DAV and VFW, an honorary member of Paralyzed Veterans, and a charter member of the National WWII Museum. He is an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus and a senior supporter of the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts in San Antonio, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marcia (Tedder) Giraud, his parents, Ralph G. and Beatrice (Carrillo) Giraud, sisters Beatrice Wenk, Bernice Larkin and brothers Ralph E. Giraud, Eugene Giraud, and son-in-law Lynn Vaught. He is survived by his daughters Valdrie E. Harris (Jimmy), Benton, Louisiana; Carol A. Hall (Ernie), Walnut Creek, California; and Virginia L. Vaught, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; sisters Mary Blaney, New Rochelle, New York and Edna Kurtz, Corpus Christi, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jimmy Harris Jr., Warren Harris, Cindy Greenfield, Janece Shellooe, Matthew Hall, Marcia Kautz, and JD Vaught. Eighteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Bossier City, Louisiana from 12:00-1:30 with graveside services immediately following at Rose-Neath Cemetery Bossier City.

The family wishes to thank Mary Waring, Jacqueline Caldwell, Beverly Hill, Southern Care Hospice and the staff at Medistar Home Health for all their care, love and devotion to their father. Also the family would like to remember the late Doris (Penny) Pennywell for her service as a devoted caretaker for the last 4 ½ years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice, or to St. Jude Catholic Church.