Cmdr Michael J. Luosey, USN

 Bordelon's 1st Skipper



On June 5, 1945, relatives of Marine Staff Sergeant William James Bordelon gathered in Orange, Tex., for the launching of the USS Bordelon, which was named in his honor. They are, from left: Leon Bordelon, uncle; Ida Rabalais Bordelon, grandmother; Charles Bordelon, uncle; Byron Bordelon, uncle; Ethel Bordelon, aunt; William Bordelon, father; and Leah Bordelon Pavey-Allen, aunt