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  • Hometown Patriot: Homer Doty Jr.

    Hometown Patriot: Homer Doty Jr.

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:04:38 GMT
    Homer Doty Jr. said he signed up for the Navy during World War 2, because he didn't want to carry a gun in the Army.More >>
    Homer Doty Jr. said he signed up for the Navy during World War 2, because he didn't want to carry a gun in the Army.More >>
  • Woman helps rebuild Rita-damaged pavilion for nursing home

    Woman helps rebuild Rita-damaged pavilion for nursing home

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:05 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:05:49 GMT
    When Ann Hereford visited her mother at Merryville Rehab, she noticed the outdoor pavilion in disrepair.More >>
    When Ann Hereford visited her mother at Merryville Rehab, she noticed the outdoor pavilion in disrepair.More >>
  • Elton teen brings patriotism to a new level

    Elton teen brings patriotism to a new level

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-07 10:43:26 GMT
    Ask 18 year old Kyler Royer what's missing in America today and he'll tell you pretty fast that it's patriotism. His sophomore year at Elton High, he got the flagpole repaired. A few years later, he got the principal to replace all the tattered flags in the school replaced. Many times, Kyler likes to visit at the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings. He likes to talk with his buddy, Leroy Salsman from Lafayette.Salsman is veteran of World War 2 and served in Iran. He took to Kyle...More >>
    Ask 18 year old Kyler Royer what's missing in America today and he'll tell you pretty fast that it's patriotism. His sophomore year at Elton High, he got the flagpole repaired. A few years later, he got the principal to replace all the tattered flags in the school replaced. Many times, Kyler likes to visit at the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings. He likes to talk with his buddy, Leroy Salsman from Lafayette.Salsman is veteran of World War 2 and served in Iran. He took to Kyle...More >>
  • Hometown Patriot - Joe Dutreix

    Hometown Patriot - Joe Dutreix

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:35:27 GMT
    During the Second World War, the country of Iran was used as a transfer post to keep supplies headed to Russia. At that time, that country was a U.S. ally in the war against Germany. Joe Dutreix was a staff sergeant in the Army.More >>
    During the Second World War, the country of Iran was used as a transfer post to keep supplies headed to Russia. At that time, that country was a U.S. ally in the war against Germany. Joe Dutreix was a staff sergeant in the Army.More >>
  • Hometown Patriot - War Letters

    Hometown Patriot - War Letters

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:47:44 GMT
    While cleaning out her late parents’ house for sale, a Sulphur native found something interesting.More >>
    While cleaning out her late parents’ house for sale, a Sulphur native found something interesting. More >>
  • Starks woman is National VFW Auxiliary President

    Starks woman is National VFW Auxiliary President

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:40:57 GMT
    Armethia "Sissy" Borel never figured she would be a national president when she joined the VFW ladies auxiliary 4759 in Starks back in the early 1990s. She earned the right to join the group because ofMore >>
    Armethia "Sissy" Borel never figured she would be a national president when she joined the VFW ladies auxiliary 4759 in Starks back in the early 1990s. She earned the right to join the group because ofMore >>
  • Hometown Patriot: Tom Doland

    Hometown Patriot: Tom Doland

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:17:53 GMT
    Tom Doland, who served aboard the battleship U.S.S. Mississippi during World War II, is this week's Hometown Patriot.More >>
    Tom Doland, who served aboard the battleship U.S.S. Mississippi during World War II, is this week's Hometown Patriot.More >>
  • First blind graduate of McNeese State University

    First blind graduate of McNeese State University

    Thursday, May 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-05-22 23:42:30 GMT
    Blind since birth, Shandy Warran has never let her handicap keep her down.
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    Blind since birth, Shandy Warran has never let her handicap keep her down.
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  • Jep Turner - WWII veteran and charter boat captain

    Jep Turner - WWII veteran and charter boat captain

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-05-20 16:42:18 GMT
    At the age of 94, Jeptha Edgar Turner, Junior isn't looking back. A veteran of the U.S. Navy during the second world war, Turner says the experience changed him forever. "When I went into the Navy, IMore >>
    At the age of 94, Jeptha Edgar Turner, Junior isn't looking back. A veteran of the U.S. Navy during the second world war, Turner says the experience changed him forever. "When I went into the Navy, IMore >>
  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball coming to SWLA in June

    Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball coming to SWLA in June

    Thursday, May 15 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-05-15 10:55:36 GMT
    They were hits in the summer of 2012 and they're expected to be again in 2014. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team will appear here in the Lake Area in June. "They're amazing ball players," saidMore >>
    They were hits in the summer of 2012 and they're expected to be again in 2014. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team will appear here in the Lake Area in June. "They're amazing ball players," saidMore >>
  • Sulphur man flew in Chinook choppers in Afghanistan

    Sulphur man flew in Chinook choppers in Afghanistan

    Friday, May 2 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-05-02 12:03:25 GMT
    Ramsey Vincent of Sulphur is glad to be home. He spent three tours in Afghanistan, working as a crew chief for the U.S. Army's Chinook helicopter. He's proud of that job. "Because we can do anything,"More >>
    Ramsey Vincent of Sulphur is glad to be home. He spent three tours in Afghanistan, working as a crew chief for the U.S. Army's Chinook helicopter. He's proud of that job. "Because we can do anything,"More >>
  • Charles Lindbergh Husband overcomes racism to become pilot

    Charles Lindbergh Husband overcomes racism to become pilot

    Thursday, March 13 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-03-13 13:15:49 GMT
    Going through his pre-flight checklist, this DeRidder native is respectful of not only his aircraft, but how he got to be a pilot. Charles Lindbergh Husband was named after the famous aviator ofMore >>
    Going through his pre-flight checklist, this DeRidder native is respectful of not only his aircraft, but how he got to be a pilot. Charles Lindbergh Husband was named after the famous aviator ofMore >>
  • U.S. Army Cadets to organize in SWLA

    U.S. Army Cadets to organize in SWLA

    Monday, February 24 2014 4:28 AM EST2014-02-24 09:28:26 GMT
    Whether they intend to join the military or not, training and leadership are two of the top goals of the Army Cadets of America, which is about to start up a chapter in West Calcasieu. Retired ArmyMore >>
    Whether they intend to join the military or not, training and leadership are two of the top goals of the Army Cadets of America, which is about to start up a chapter in West Calcasieu. Retired ArmyMore >>
  • Lake Charles man was Prisoner of War during Korean Conflict

    Lake Charles man was Prisoner of War during Korean Conflict

    Thursday, February 13 2014 8:48 AM EST2014-02-13 13:48:47 GMT
    August Sterling was a frogman for the U.S. Navy when in 1951, he was captured by the Korean Army, while setting charges to a bridge they would about to destroy. "When we came up, we were shocked and surprised.More >>
    August Sterling was a frogman for the U.S. Navy when in 1951, he was captured by the Korean Army, while setting charges to a bridge they would about to destroy. "When we came up, we were shocked and surprised.More >>
  • Lake Charles Navy veteran served during Cuban Missile Crisis

    Lake Charles Navy veteran served during Cuban Missile Crisis

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 1:58 PM EST2014-02-05 18:58:33 GMT
    A volunteer with the U.S.S. Orleck was part of the Cuban Missile Crisis during John F. Kennedy's presidency.  In October 1962, Machinist Mate First Class Willie Montgomery was right in the middle of theMore >>
    A volunteer with the U.S.S. Orleck was part of the Cuban Missile Crisis during John F. Kennedy's presidency.
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  • Army couple flew Apache helicopters in Afghanistan

    Army couple flew Apache helicopters in Afghanistan

    Friday, January 31 2014 11:50 AM EST2014-01-31 16:50:38 GMT
    Elizabeth and Jacob Marceaux are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In fact, they met in Iraq. "We didn't like each other at first though," said Elizabeth. Why? "Well, I thinkMore >>
    Elizabeth and Jacob Marceaux are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In fact, they met in Iraq. "We didn't like each other at first though," said Elizabeth.
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  • Sheriff's deputy retires after almost 60 years of service

    Sheriff's deputy retires after almost 60 years of service

    Thursday, January 23 2014 1:07 PM EST2014-01-23 18:07:45 GMT
    Joe Sexton is wrapping up sixty years of military and law enforcement service at the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse. His career started with the Marines in 1953. "I was a military police officer,"More >>
    Joe Sexton is wrapping up sixty years of military and law enforcement service at the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse. His career started with the Marines in 1953. "I was a military police officer,"More >>
  • Former LC resident captained a nuclear submarine

    Former LC resident captained a nuclear submarine

    Thursday, January 16 2014 9:10 AM EST2014-01-16 14:10:56 GMT
    Scott Pugh didn't get interested in the military until, as a LaGrange High School representative to Boys State, he heard from military recruiters. "The Army, Navy and Air Force sent some people overMore >>
    Scott Pugh didn't get interested in the military until, as a LaGrange High School representative to Boys State, he heard from military recruiters. "The Army, Navy and Air Force sent some people overMore >>
  • New park in Beauregard Parish dedicated to wounded veterans

    New park in Beauregard Parish dedicated to wounded veterans

    Thursday, January 9 2014 12:32 PM EST2014-01-09 17:32:52 GMT
    On property that once was just a community fishing hole, residents of south Beauregard parish have created a masterpiece. The Beauregard Police Jury, DOTD and Recreation Dist. 2 have created Purple HeartMore >>
    On property that once was just a community fishing hole, residents of south Beauregard parish have created a masterpiece. The Beauregard Police Jury, DOTD and Recreation Dist. 2 have created Purple HeartMore >>
  • Hometown Patriot: Zachary Parker

    Hometown Patriot: Zachary Parker

    Thursday, January 2 2014 3:58 PM EST2014-01-02 20:58:25 GMT
    This week's Hometown Patriot is a Moss Bluff native who continues his recovery after an explosion in Afghanistan made him a triple amputee.In June of 2012, U.S. Army Specialist Zachary Parker was aboutMore >>
    This week's Hometown Patriot is a Moss Bluff native who continues his recovery after an explosion in Afghanistan made him a triple amputee.More >>
  • Hometown Patriot - Roy Billodeau

    Hometown Patriot - Roy Billodeau

    Friday, November 29 2013 4:46 AM EST2013-11-29 09:46:55 GMT
    Lake Charles native Roy Billodeau used his time off from the U.S. Naval Academy to speak with Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets about his life as a 3rd Class Midshipman. The Eagle Scout spoke earlier this weekMore >>
    Lake Charles native Roy Billodeau used his time off from the U.S. Naval Academy to speak with Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets about his life as a 3rd Class Midshipman. The Eagle Scout spoke earlier this weekMore >>
  • Patriot Dog program helping heal veterans with PTSD

    Patriot Dog program helping heal veterans with PTSD

    Monday, November 25 2013 12:49 PM EST2013-11-25 17:49:24 GMT
    A local effort is assisting veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by pairing them up with trained service dogs. The Partiot Dog program rescues dogs close to euthanization at Animal ControlMore >>
    A local effort is assisting veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by pairing them up with trained service dogs.More >>
  • Hometown Patriot - Harley Morgan

    Hometown Patriot - Harley Morgan

    Thursday, November 21 2013 1:50 PM EST2013-11-21 18:50:01 GMT
    Harley James Morgan enlisted in the Vietnam War. He wasn't drafted. In fact, he was in the war-torn country as the battle escalated in the mid 1960s. Morgan was an Army paratrooper, sniper and gun-runnerMore >>
    Harley James Morgan enlisted in the Vietnam War. He wasn't drafted. In fact, he was in the war-torn country as the battle escalated in the mid 1960s.More >>
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