Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

General to speak at event

General_MillerOne of Minden's highest-ranking veterans will be the guest speaker at Dorcheat Historical Association Museum's "Night at the Museum" Monday, May 14.

Leonard D. Miller, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired) was born in Minden in 1941 and graduated from Minden High School in 1959. Miller graduated from Northwestern State College in 1964.

During his college years, Miller married Carolyn Hall – also of Minden and a graduate of Northwestern – in 1962.

The couple has two sons and four grandchildren. Both boys are LSU graduates. One daughter-in-law is an LSU graduate with a Master's from ULM and the other is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

One son lives in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania and the other lives in Spring, Texas.

Leonard and Carolyn left Minden in 1964 after he was commissioned through the ROTC program at Northwestern.

For the next 29 years, he was a professional soldier with duty stations throughout the United States.

Additionally, they served two tours in Germany, and he was assigned to Vietnam for two tours. Carolyn stayed in Minden those two tours.

The first tour was 1967-1968 when they had one son and the second was 1972-1973 when they had the two sons.

Miller retired from active duty in 1993, and they lived in their home in Fairfax, Virginia – which they purchased in 1979 for the first of the three assignments in the DC area – until 2002. In the summer of 2002, they returned to their hometown of Minden and bought a home on Drake Drive.

Don't miss your chance to hear about one of Minden's highest ranking veterans.

Museum events are held in the Media/Learning room at the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum, 116 Pearl Street

Museum doors will open at 5 p.m., with first-come, first-served seating. Program begins at 6 p.m., admission is free with potluck desserts and snacks welcome.

For more information, contact Schelley Brown Francis at 377-3002 or visit www.museuminminden.blogspot.com to sign up for the museum email blast. Also find the museum on Facebook.

Museum hours: closed on Monday; Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (closed from 1 until 2 p.m. for lunch); Saturday, 10 a.m. until noon.

Museum admission is free. It is also available for special tours and rental by appointment.






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