Retired 10th JDC Judge Julian E. Bailes, 95, died Monday, February 1, 2010. He attended Louisiana State Normal College (now Northwestern State University) and Louisiana State University School of Law before practicing law from 1937-1960. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was part of the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded and awarded two purple hearts. He was elected as City Judge of Natchitoches in 1948 and reelected in 1954. He was elected as a judge for the 10th JDC in 1960 and served there until his retirement in 1972.