Barousse, Walter B. (1918-1997). Collection, 1938-1945
Walter Barousse was born May 19, 1918 in Church Point, LA, the youngest of seven siblings. He graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1938 with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and was inducted August 3, 1943, where he served as a Staff Sergeant in General Omar N. Bradley’s company. While serving throughout Europe, he took and collected photographs that depicted life before and during the war.
After the war, Staff Sergeant Barousse came home to Crowley, LA, where he worked for the Case Tractor Company. He was also involved in St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He died in 1997.
This collection consists of three scrapbooks with photographs taken and collected by Staff Sergeant Barousse during World War II. There are also two certificates and a photograph of him.
Lucien J. Savoie, III and Christine Savoie, Staff Sergeant Barousse’s nephew and grandniece respectively, donated the digital version of this collection.
|i.||Bachelor of Science degree for Walter Benjamin Barousse, Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Liberal and Technical Learning, Lafayette, LA, 6 June 1938|
|ii.||Certificate of Merit – Awarded to Staff Sergeant Walter B. Barousse. European Theater of Operations, United States Army. Signed by Commanding Brigadier General Charles R. Doran, 6 July 1945|
|i.||Photograph of Staff Sergeant Barousse in his Army uniform|