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            King Gemini XXXIV,             Bob Elder

Being born and raised in Motown, it was only natural for our King XXXIV to become a rock and roll drummer.  While drumming in rock bands, Bob Elder earned his degree before entering the U.S. Air Force as a pilot. 


He honorably served for 33 years, retiring as a Lieutenant General and the Commander of the Mighty 8th Air Force.  He continues to serve by supporting local organizations to advance the economic development of our area.  Those organizations include the Louisiana Prize, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, and outreach programs at LSU-S and Bossier Parish Community College.


Bob is active in his church, the Boy Scouts, Mardi Gras, and has been a Washington Mardi Gras sponsor for nine years.  He loves Louisiana and all that it offers.  Bob cheers for LSU, LA Tech, and the New Orleans Saints (although conflicted when they play the Detroit Lions).  He is proud to serve as Gemini’s King XXXIV formally representing our Krewe and the local community.

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