Current Projects

Images and Articles About Our Current Projects

Frenchie: The Story of the French-Speaking Cajuns of WWII

Following nearly 20 years of research, Jason Theriot’s new book will document the role of the French-speaking Cajuns of World War II. With their bilingual skills, these young Cajuns from south Louisiana served as translators and interpreters, and proved to be an invaluable asset to the military overseas. Their wartime experiences forged a renewed since of pride in their culture and heritage. Click here to read the article "Cajun 'Frenchies' helped win the war" in the Baton Rouge Advocate from Nov. 2019 and for related a story in the Daily Iberian from Aug. 2019, click here. Below are video presentations about the “Frenchie” book project:

History of Cenac Towing Company

Cenac Towing Company is one of the great American success stories in the history of the marine industry. For three generations, the family-run company became the premier towing and barge transportation carrier for the oil and gas industry. Jason Theriot’s forthcoming book captures the legacy of this Louisiana-based towing company and the honors the people who made it.

History of Gravois Aluminum Boats and Metal Shark

When it comes to the great boat builders of the Louisiana Gulf Coast, one name stands out: Gravois. For more than half a century, the Gravois family has mastered the art of designing and building commercial and recreational aluminum boats that have been known to last a lifetime. Jason Theriot’s latest project will tell the story of how the Gravois Aluminum Boats evolved and became the genesis of Metal Shark—a leader in the construction of military and law enforcement boats worldwide.

Family Memoirs

Currently, we are assisting with editing and manuscript preparation for two personal memoirs/family histories.