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Anthony Conrad

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Anthony Harry Conrad Major General A. Harry Conrad, Jr. United States Army (Retired), born in New Orleans on 10/30/1929 died Sunday, October 20 at the age of 83, due to complications of CHF and renal failure. He was preceded in death by his parents Francis Carlin Conrad and Harry Conrad, Sr., daughters Karen Conrad, Debbie Rondem and sister Joan Begnaud.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Broussard Conrad of The Woodlands, TX., daughter Susan Winkler and husband Mark Winkler of The Woodlands, TX. , son-in-law Army Colonel Ronnie Rondem (retired) of Alpharetta, GA and brother Ronald Conrad of Houston, TX. Grandchildren are Kristen Romoff and husband David, Ryan Winkler , Kevin Winkler, Christopher Rondem and wife Katie. Great grandchildren are Savannah Pannell, Macey Romoff and Keegan Romoff.
Harry touched many lives. He was devoted and married to his wife Joyce for 62 years. His greatest enjoyments were LSU football and spending time with his family.
General Conrad graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Biochemistry and from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a degree in General Chemistry.
He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1951 after completing army ROTC at LSU and promoted to Major General in 1982. Gen. Conrad commanded the 75th Maneuver Area Command in Houston and the 377th Theater Army Area Command in New Orleans. His military education included the Chemical Corps School, the Infantry School, Nuclear Weapons Employment, the Command and general Staff College, and the Army War College. His highest award is the Distinguished Service Medal.
In his civilian career, he was employed 28 years by Monsanto in Texas City, retiring as a Manufacturing Superintendent in 1985. He was also employed by Sterling Chemical, retiring in 1995. He worked as a Quality Consultant for several years after retiring from Sterling.
Gen. Conrad has been active in various organizations. While a student at LSU, he was President of the College of Chemistry and Physics and served on the Student Council. Following college, he was a Round Table Leader and Institutional representative for the Boy Scotts of America, a Regional Director in the American Society for Quality Control, President of the Houston Area LSU Alumni Association, President of Texas City Boosters Club, Chairman for University of Houston ROTC Fund, Executive Committee for Houston Jazz Ballet, President of Harris County United States Organization (USO), National Executive Committee of the Senior Army Reserve Commanders Assoc., President of Houston Area Retired Officers Assoc., Advisory Committee for LSU College of Basic Sciences, Advisory Committee for LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation, and President of LSU Cadets of the Ole War Skule.
He has also held membership in Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma chemical fraternity, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society for Quality Control, Reserve Officers Association, Association of the United States Army, Military Order of the World Wars, American Legion, Military Affairs Committee of Houston, Army War College Alumni Association, Army Chemical Corps Association, Senior Army Reserve Commanders Association, LSU Cadets of the Ole War Skule, LSU Alumni Association, LSU Foundation, LSU French Club, the National Rifle Association, the Republican Party and Saint Simons and Jude Catholic Church.
Honors and awards include a special award from the Texas City Independent School District, the Texas City Mayors Award of Merit, Induction into the Cadets of the Ole War Skule Hall of Honor, induction into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction, Outstanding Student Award, Command and General Staff College, U.S. Selective Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to National Defense. While commanding the 75th MAC, the unit twice was selected as the most outstanding reserve unit in the United States. He was recognized by the Harvard Business School for success achieved in the implementation of the quality process, and recognized by Industry Canada in their publication "Quality Success Stories".
Gen. Conrad also received the following honorary appointments: Membership in the Non-Commissioned Officers Association, Aide-de-camp, Alabama State Militia, Citizen City of New Orleans, Member of the Egyptian Air Force, Mayor-president Baton Rouge, Admiral Texas Navy, member of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, and Captain of the New Orleans Police Department.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Major General Conrad ROTC Scholarship Fund, LSU foundation, 3838 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
Visitation will be at the Forest Park Funeral Home, The Woodlands, TX on 10/25/2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral services on 10/26/2013 at 1:00 PM at the Forest Park Cemetery.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 24, 2013
Anthony Harry Conrad
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