Retired 1st Circuit Court of Appeal Judge C. Lenton Sartain, Jr., 97, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He earned his B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1942 and enlisted in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division's 319 Gilder Field Artillery Battalion. He participated in most major campaigns of World War II including North Africa, the Invasion of Italy, Normandy on D-Day, Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge, and helped liberate a concentration camp. He earned several medals for his bravery and leadership, including the Silver Star. In 1948 he received his JD from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and was recalled to active duty in 1951 during the Korean conflict as an airborne artillery instructor at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In 1952 he returned to Baton Rouge to practice law. He was elected judge of the Family Court for East Baton Rouge Parish from 1960-66 and was elected to the Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit from 1966-1978, He retired in 1978 but continued to hear cases Ad Hoc and remained active in the community.