Sunday, December 26, 2010

2010 in review: What we lost

Joe Cobb
A Bossier City legend passed away.
Joe Cobb, the owner of Cobb's Bar-B-Que in Bossier City since 1952, passed away in January. Who in Bossier City (or Shreveport for that matter) hasn’t eaten one of those wonderful sandwiches topped off with coleslaw?
If you thought of barbecue in the last half century, you automatically thought of Cobb's.

Joshua Tomlinson
In May Army Spc. Joshua Tomlinson, 24, of Dubberly, was among five U.S. soldiers killed in May in Kabul. The Army said a bomber detonated a vehicle near a U.S. convoy.  Funeral services were held in Minden.

Wayne Culver
Also in May, Major Wayne Culver of El Dorado, Arkansas, was killed in Numaniyah, Iraq. He grew up in Blanchard and was the brother of Bossier City Police Sgt. Shane Culver.
Major Culver was executive officer for the 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, based in Shreveport.

Dakota Huse

On the day that the Marine Corps celebrated its 235th birthday the Pentagon announced the death of the 19 year old Marine from Greenwood while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Johnny Wyatt
In October the popular Bossier City Marshal was killed in a one car crash.  Wyatt took a very pro-active stand in the marshal's office, and was a leader in tracking online pedophiles in our area in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies.

A lot of people, of course, had individual losses and those were also losses to the entire community. 
We will be looking at other events that affected us in 2010 in coming days.

1 comment:

  1. Good men, one and all. Though separated by decades in age, vocations, and personal interests, all of them were men of integrity, loyalty, and decency.

    Fine patriots, and servants of us all. ALL of them are sorely missed, and their passing does in a way diminish the whole of our community.

    God rest those merry gentlemen...


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