Margaret Wagner, a Korean War veteran, recently visited the Louisiana Military Museum.
Known as Margaret McLeod at the time of her service, Wagner spent time in Japan as a member of the United States Army. She was also given the opportunity to play a small role in the 1953 film “Never Wave at a WAC,” alongside starlet Rosalind Russell and the famous Gen. Omar Bradley, while stationed in Petersburg, Virginia.
Wagner was raised in a small town near Des Moines, Iowa. She said she joined the service on March 1, 1951 for patriotic reasons.
In the midst of making plans for Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldog football team’s trip to San Diego for their first ever Poinsettia Bowl, Tech President Dan Reneau and staff were busy in Ruston continuing their efforts at keeping the university as the top in North Louisiana.
On Tuesday afternoon, those efforts got a little stronger as Tech partnered with South Arkansas Community College to provide undergraduate opportunities and transfer and advising support for students who may attend both institutions.
Zach Morrow, RN, has been named the 2014 Employee of the Year for Northern Louisiana Medical Center. This recognition is the highest honor a hospital employee can receive.
Employees are nominated for the award by their colleagues based on their commitment to patient care, their professionalism and their contributions on the job. Morrow was chosen from among 413 employees for the recognition.