This picture was taken at the 9th Annual Conference of the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference, Inc., March 29-31, 1999, Baton Rouge, La.

The following obiturary is from the Newsletter of the Radiation Safety Information Comuptational Center, Oak Ridge, TN, June 2003.

John C. Courtney, ANS Fellow and member since 1965, died November 9, 2002, at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Courtney received a doctorate in nuclear engineering from the Catholic University of America in 1965. While in the U.S. Air Force, he served as nuclear research officer at McClellan Central Laboratory from 1965-68. He taught graduate and undergraduate courses in radiation detection and shielding at California State University from 1966-71. He served as a physics specialist at Aerojet Nuclear Systems Corporation from 1968-71. From 1971 until his retirement in 1998, he taught nuclear science, nuclear engineering and health physics at LSU, and also served as a part-time radiation consultant. He edited the Handbook of Radiation Shielding Data, published in 1975. He received the ANS Radiation Protection and Shielding Division Technical Achievement Award in 1983 and the ANS Meritorious Service medal in 1988. He was named an ANS fellow in 1994.