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Owen Monconduit Promoted to Brigadier General

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Iraq

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-02-20

Duration: 00:01:10

Subjects: Monconduit, Owen W. | Military | Louisiana. National Guard | Iraq | African Americans

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Monconduit, Owen Speaker

Description

This segment from the February 20, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the promotion of Pineville native Owen W. Monconduit to the rank of Brigadier General. Monconduit is the first African American to reach the rank of Brigadier General in the Louisiana National Guard. The story includes a speech given by General Monconduit after his promotion ceremony in Iraq.