On a cold day at Port Hudson National Cemetery last week, I shivered as a pair of Marine sergeants solemnly folded an American flag. My friend John Wrenn had lost his battle. He was 62 years old. He had recurrent pancreatic cancer…. Following a simple, richly personal service, the U.S. Marine Corps paid the veteran final respect, standing at attention through the haunting playing of taps, carefully folding the flag from his coffin and presenting it to his widow.’ Laurie Smith Anderson, Journalist, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, December 8th, 2006.

John Harry Wyckoff Wrenn was our former student...

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