Lamar ‘Bougar’ Richard Landry Sr. Exhibit

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Lamar “Bougar” Richard Landry, Sr.
December 29, 1916 – September 16, 199

St. Charles Parish Patriot – One Among Many

The following includes information, documents, and images from a display previously housed in the lobby of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville.


  • Graduated Hahnville High School in 1934.
  • Graduated from Louisiana State University in 1938.
  • Taught at Destrehan High School from 1938-1941.
  • Was drafted in 1941 and placed in the cavalry band at Fort Riley, Kansas.
  • Following Pearl Harbor, was sent to Tuscon, Arizona to do bomber patrol.
  • Volunteered to serve in the Air Force in 1942.
  • Trained to be a bombardier-navigator from 1943-1944.
  • Shipped out to Italy in 1945.
  • Flew 10 missions and was downed in Hungary in January 1945.
  • Was missing in action for 28 days and was captured.
  • Flew 20 additional missions.
  • Returned to the United States in 1946.
  • Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.


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