Groups donate to BSO’s Young Marines

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In addition to supporting the Young Marines, the Disabled Veterans of Louisiana gives to numerous community organizations and groups. In the last year, the local veterans group gave $90,000 to The McDade House, Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, Department of Louisiana Disabled American Veterans, Providence House, ROTC programs, Northwest and Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Homes, Barksdale Air Force Base and more. Pictured left to right: Bill Lane (Posse member and retired Air Force); Hank Haney (retired Air Force); Lloyd Boley (retired Air Force); Mike Cox (retired Air Force); Sheriff Whittington; Lloyd Helms (DVL Adjutant and retired Air Force); Jim Roat (former Air Force); and John Courter (DVL Commander and retired Army).

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Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington accepts a check from Sgt. Johnnie Estess and Dominick Digilormo (center) as part of a $10,000 donation to the Bossier Sherriff’s Young Marines program Monday afternoon. Estess, president of the Sons of Italy Heritage Club, and club member Digilormo coordinated the “In God We Trust” Fish Fry Fundraiser to support the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines on Sept. 11 at City Tele-Coin Company in Bossier City.