LSU Military Museum Adds Athletes on Fields of Valor Exhibit

Jim Rathmann, U.S. Army Captain and LSU football standout recognized.

Orlando, Florida, November 12, 2021  – This month, the LSU Military Museum opened a new LSU Athletes on Fields of Valor exhibit which celebrates Jim Rathmann, decorated LSU athlete and Captain in the U.S. Army.  Michael B. Stupka, Luke Boyd, Joseph Stutson join Jim in the LSU Athletes on Fields of Valor, case one.

From 1999-2003, Rathmann served in an enlisted rank with the U.S. Army. He re-entered the Army by way of Officer Candidate School after attending LSU. From 2009 to 2010, Jim served as a platoon leader for the 82nd Airborne Division in Kandahar, Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism in combat.

While at LSU, Jim played football two seasons including 2003 when the LSU Tigers football team won the National Championship under the legendary Coach Nick Saban.

Following his years of service in the military, Jim graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Academy as well as the United States Secret Service Academy.  He protected President Barak Obama while serving in the U.S. Secret Service, as well as V.P. Biden and an array of foreign dignitaries.

Today, he works as a criminal investigative consultant providing closure for individuals, families, communities, and businesses impacted by unsolved traumatic events. Through these efforts, he seeks to make a real difference in the lives of people every day.  Jim’s investigative truth seeking has been featured on a variety of broadcasts, podcasts and interview programs.

“I am proud to have served this country. Some of the soldiers that I served with paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms and liberties.  It is the men and women of the U.S. Military—including the continued sacrifices made by their families—who are the true heroes of this country,” said Jim.