[AARA] Looking for old info - RE: Hurricane Hilda Tragedy in Erath 1964

Patrick Soileau ND5C patrick at nd5c.net
Wed Aug 21 09:09:18 CDT 2013




Art,

Someone who knows *everybody* in Erath is one of their
native sons, Lafayette Parish School Board member Kermit
Bouillion.  If he doesn't know, he'll most likely be able
to put you in touch with some folks down there who do.

73,

Pat ND5C
(214) 850-6439 (cell)







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> From: nick pugh <quadpugh at bellsouth.net>
>To: 'K5FNQ' <k5fnq at lusfiber.net>; aaraclubemaillist at w5ddl.org 
>Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:02 AM
>Subject: Re: [AARA] Looking for old info
> 
>
>Hi Art et all
>
>I had class with him and remember the incident. I also remember that the CD
>was located in the old jail on Main st and that building shaking.  A good
>resource would be Warren Parrin who probably can put you in touch with his
>parents.
>
>nick
>
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>Subject: [AARA] Looking for old info
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>Group - Not sure if any of you saw the article in the new QST with mention
>about the memorial to ham radio operators killed while providing public
>service.
>
>My memory want back to 1964 and the tragic death of Scotty Bernard who was
>killed during Hurricane Hilda while in the CD facility in Erath,
>
>This is a link to the story
>http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/vpkids/vp/Erath/erathhistory/HurricaneHilda/Wakeof
>Tragedy.htm
>
>I am on a mission to get his name and call on the memorial but have hit a
>dead end on finding his call letters.  I am in contact with the author of
>the QST article and ARRL seems to think he was a CB operator.  My memory is
>otherwise.
>
>I remember Scotty (we were the same age and both at USL) coming by the local
>CD facility before heading to Erath to operate.
>
>So, if anyone remembers this and has any idea of Scotty's call or any other
>info please let me know
>
>Art K5FNQ
>
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>Louisiana Contest Club, DXCC Honor Roll (Mixed & CW) 5BDXCC, DXCC 10, 12,
>15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 Meters Originally Licensed 1960 - KN5FNQ
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