Deploying soldier

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Specialist Derrick Brown with the Louisiana National Guard 922nd Engineer Company says he's giving his Hug-a-Soldier doll to his mother Beverly Brown. Soldiers presented these dolls to family members during a deployment ceremony, Jan. 31, held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. See more photos in our Photo Gallery and videos from the event are on our home page online at, in the Video Gallery.