Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:49 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:49:03 GMT
The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure. "It was a 90 calendar day project and we've finished 12 daysMore >>
The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:20 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:20:35 GMT
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday: Lake Charles: The City of Lake Charles will observe the Memorial DayMore >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:55:03 GMT
Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, putting together his latest creation, a water well drilling rig. It's just one of several wooden models he has assembled from hand over the years. "IMore >>
Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, creating one-of-kind pieces from various kinds of wood.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:54:08 GMT
End of life decisions are incredibly tough to make, yet every day, family members make arrangements for the death of a loved one. But what about for a beloved pet? I take you inside the region's onlyMore >>
Six hundred family pets were cremated at the region's only retail pet crematory, Pet Angels in Lake Charles, last year. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how the operations work and talks to a family that knows the pain of losing pets.More >>
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Louis Myers couldn't help but serve in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. His three brothers served in the Navy during World War Two. Myers was a mechanic on the U.S.S. Douglas Munro.
"It was a destroyer escort," said Myers. "We escorted aircraft carriers for air/sea rescue. We escorted supply ships and troop ships to Korea. Then we went on the Incheon invasion."
The Munro also helped in maneuvers off the coast of Korea.
"When we went to the Incheon invasion, we made a smoke screen. We had to go in close to the beach to set it up for the landing craft coming in. There wasn't much resistance but they did have shore batteries."
Myers ship also helped evacuate one of the Marshal Islands when the United States tested the Hydrogen bomb.
"They got hush-hush and they wouldn't tell us anything..just that we were going somewhere for a few weeks. They came around and confiscated all film and told us we couldn't take any pictures."
Myers says he and his shipmates saw the bright flash and felt the explosion sixty miles away.