Russel Honore, Army General, Joint Task Force Katrina Commander, Speech, The Military Response to Hurricane Katrina, Houston, February 13, 2006
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Russel L. Honoré is a retired lieutenant general who served as the 33rd commanding general of the U.S. First Army at Fort Gillem, Georgia. He is best known for serving as commander of Joint Task Force Katrina responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina–affected areas across the Gulf in Coast and as the 2nd Infantry Division's commander while stationed in South Korea. He served until his retirement from the Army on January 11, 2008. Honoré is sometimes known as "The Ragin' Cajun", although he is actually of Louisiana Creole descent with a West Indies background, whose family came through the port of New Orleans and settled in the Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. The Honoré family surname is still found among the Cane River Créoles.