Don C. Marler, was born at Hineston, Louisiana in 1933. He lived on a small farm in the middle of a swamp with the nearest neighbor being over a mile away. After joining the U.S. Navy in 1950, he became a Frogman (now SEALS) and served throughout the Korean “Conflict.” Following discharge he went to college on the G.I. Bill and eventually earned a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Social Work at LSU and one year toward a Ph.D. at Tulane University in New Orleans. Don’s work covered a wide range of positions in VA Hospitals and Mental Hygiene Clinics, Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers, private practice of psychotherapy and private ownership of homes for the Mentally Retarded. He also conducted consultation, workshops and seminars for management and staff of child-care facilities and other non-profit institutions. This consulting work, as an Associate of Rea & Associates, Inc., took him to several states over the years north, mid-west and south.

In 2013 he was honored by the LSU School of Social Welfare on the occasion of the school’s 75th anniversary as one of 75 Distinguished Honorees.

Building on his hobbies of reading and writing Don has written many professional articles published in professional magazines, and several books on local history with special emphasis on Louisiana history.  He serves as editor of two online journals:

The Hineston Chronicles


Fifties Frog Magazine http://www.navyfrogmen.com/fiftiesfrogs/

Don’s latest venture is blogging. See the blog at: don marler iconoclast

10 responses to “About

  1. Troy

    I like the way this looks.

  2. Ron Rea

    Don Marler has one of the greatest minds in the South. He is a true sage and great fountain of wisdom.

    Ronald B. Rea, Ph.D.

  3. Ron, my friend you must have me mixed up with someone else. Remember when you had to teach me the value and ways of diplomacy? Diplomacy and compromise were hard for me to practice until I saw you model it.

    Don C. Marler

  4. Charles Kelly

    Yeah, Ron is confused…..

    Charles Kelly

  5. Douglas

    Hello Don, glad I found you. My girlfriend and I were at a pirate museum in Galveston and an employee there showed us a book called Privateers of the Gulf with your contact info within. How would you suggest I buy a copy. It looks fascinating and I cannot find a copy online. All the best.


    • I have a few copies. It is $25.00 including S & H.

      send me your mailing address and I will send the book.

      My address is 4209 Aspen Ct. Pineville, La. 71360

      • tarsha l clark ramsey

        We worked together about the redbones from SC, many years ago
        Roland Goines passed away on Sunday Afternoon.
        This family dates far back. I can be reached at tlclarkramsey@gmail.com
        Privateer SC…

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