Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 13, 2009

James Wallis (left) of Vacherie, embraces his son, Spc. Brian R. Wallis, a Bossier City, native and member of the Louisiana Army National Guard’s 39th Military Police Company, 773rd Military Police Battalion, of Minden, after his return from a year long deployment at the Shreveport Regional Airport in Shreveport. The 39th MP Company deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008.