Native Sons bring Pride to Jennings
I was pleased to read in the current issue of Tulane University’s magazine that Jennings native Daniel B Lestage, retired Navy admiral, had been installed as president of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine during the organization’s 61st congress in Jerusalem. He was also a retired vice president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. The admiral was a 1969 alumnus of Tulane’s College of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Just last month another distinguished son of Jennings, George Gregory Lambousy of LaMarque, Texas, died at 90. George was a 1950 graduate of Tulane’s College of Engineering, having earned a degree in chemical engineering. A longtime executive at Standard Oil and Amoco, he held several international patents benefiting the petroleum industry.
Both men brought significant honor to their professions and, certainly, to Jennings. Their success is also a tribute to the schools in Jennings and New Orleans that helped prepare them so well for their life’s work.
I salute too the strong families and the quality of life which influenced their informative years in Jennings and went far in helping shape their character and career aspirations. No doubt their many friends and classmates there must take justifiable pride in their lives.
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