August 25, 2010 - Russell Carre - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

August 25, 2010 - Russell Carre

August 25, 2010 – Russell Carre 

By John Bridges - bio | email 

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - When you see Russell Carre's home, there's no doubt about his patriotism.  There are dozens of flags and other things red, white and blue... inside and out. The career military veteran has served in the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard.  He served in Vietnam in the mid-sixties.

"Mainly what we did, we provided fire support to the infantry whenever and wherever they needed it," said Carre.

Although he was a wheel and tank mechanic, he was called to drive one every now and then.

"It was hot in that tank.  When you were younger, you could handle it better than you could when you get older."

The Vietnam Vet says he's always been patriotic, but after 9/11, things changed.

"3,021 people lost their lives that day.  So that's what really made the Patriotism come out more in me than ever before.  I've always been patriotic but it's just been kind of so-so."

And if you leave Carre's home, you don't go away without a flag.

"June 14 is the official flag day.  However, so far as I'm concerned everyday is Flag Day.  Everyday."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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