Retired 21st JDC Judge Brent Dufreche, 96, died Tuesday, September 1, 2015. He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from LSU. A WWII veteran of the 338 Field Artillery Battalion, 88th Infantry Division, Dufreche was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic service in a combat zone. He also served during the Korean Conflict as an Artillery Instructor at Fort Sill, OK. After law school, Dufreche opened a practice in Ponchatoula and served as Ponchatoula City Attorney. He served as Hammond City Judge from 1973-1979 and as Assistant District Attorney in 1966. He was elected to the 21st JDC in 1980 and served as judge until his retirement in 1997.