In 1998 the Louisiana Division SCV created a Compatriot of the Year Award for each Brigade to be awarded by the Brigade Commander. The first recipient for the NW Brigade was Alan T. Haygood. Sadly, later that year, Compatriot Haygood crossed the river to rest under the shade of the trees. By vote of the Louisiana Division SCV Executive Council, the award for the NW Brigade was named in his honor. You see here all who have received this honor to date. These men exhibit an unyielding dedication to the cause that is representative of the entire Brigade.