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  • Starks woman is National VFW Auxiliary President

    Starks woman is National VFW Auxiliary President

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-04-10 13:58:58 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 - April 2, 2014: George Horton

    Hometown Patriot - April 2, 2014: George Horton

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-02 23:57:19 GMT
    While you don't hear much about the use of gliders in World War II, Army Air Corps veteran George Horton says they were very much a part of the Allies battle plan.More >>
    While you don't hear much about the use of gliders in World War II, Army Air Corps veteran George Horton says they were very much a part of the Allies battle plan.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 >>
  • Jep Turner - WWII veteran and charter boat captain

    Jep Turner - WWII veteran and charter boat captain

    Thursday, March 6 2014 7:36 AM EST2014-03-06 12:36:18 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • Hometown Patriots - David Ifland & Trey Quinn

    Hometown Patriots - David Ifland & Trey Quinn

    Thursday, November 14 2013 11:14 AM EST2013-11-14 16:14:45 GMT
    Two local teens have been chosen to represent Southwest Louisiana at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Barbe High School's Trey Quinn and DeRidder High's David Ifland will be proudly representingMore >>
    Two local teens have been chosen to represent Southwest Louisiana at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Barbe High School's Trey Quinn and DeRidder High's David Ifland will be proudly representing not only the Lake Area but the entire state of Louisiana on Jan. 4, 2014.More >>
  • Hometown Patriot - Lt. Doug Fournet

    Hometown Patriot - Lt. Doug Fournet

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 11:06 AM EST2013-11-06 16:06:21 GMT
    There are many war heroes in Southwest Louisiana, but few like Douglas Fournet. The Lake Charles native died in the Vietnam War in 1968, while saving the lives of others in his platoon. His younger brotherMore >>
    There are many war heroes in Southwest Louisiana, but few like Douglas Fournet. The Lake Charles native died in the Vietnam War in 1968, while saving the lives of others in his platoon. His younger brother, Rocke Fournet, remembers.More >>
  • Hometown Patriot - Boice Morgan

    Hometown Patriot - Boice Morgan

    Thursday, October 31 2013 3:14 PM EDT2013-10-31 19:14:40 GMT
    It was 1943 when James Boice Morgan got into the Army to help in the fight against Japan. He served as a combat engineer, helping to build bridges and runways.. Along with assembling Higgins barges thatMore >>
    It was 1943 when James Boice Morgan got into the Army to help in the fight against Japan.More >>
  • Hometown Patriots - Hunting With Heroes

    Hometown Patriots - Hunting With Heroes

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 11:40 AM EDT2013-10-23 15:40:45 GMT
    A group of hunters from Southwest Louisiana recently traveled to southeast Oklahoma to not only enjoy the outdoors, but to come back with a trophy deer. They're part of "Hunting with Heroes," an organizationMore >>
    A group of hunters from Southwest Louisiana recently traveled to southeast Oklahoma to not only enjoy the outdoors, but to come back with a trophy deer. They're part of "Hunting with Heroes," an organization that provides outdoor leisure and sporting activities for veterans injured in wartime.More >>
  • Hometown Patriots - McNeese Cowboys of 1963

    Hometown Patriots - McNeese Cowboys of 1963

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 10:44 AM EDT2013-10-16 14:44:02 GMT
    Five decades ago, McNeese was just a state college under the LSU system and there was no Cowboy Stadium. Home games were played in Lake Charles High School's Wildcat stadium, Richard Guillory was quarterbackMore >>
    Five decades ago, McNeese was just a state college under the LSU system and there was no Cowboy Stadium. Home games were played in Lake Charles High School's Wildcat stadium,  Richard Guillory was quarterback and Gerald Conner was linebacker.More >>
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