Eugene Donnaud "Don" Brierre, a lawyer, died Monday of
lung cancer at Lambeth House. He was 78.
Mr. Brierre was
born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. He graduated from
Gulf Coast Military Academy in 1942 and Tulane Law School
in 1950. He practiced civil defense work from 1950 to 2001
and was a member of the Louisiana Bar since graduating
from law school.
He was a member of the 101st Airborne
Association, Military Order of Foreign Wars, Sons of the
Revolution, American Legion Post No. 23 and the New
Orleans Country Club. As a member of the Army's 101st
Airborne Division from 1942 through 1945, he was awarded
the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.