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For a family in Lake Charles, one phone call changed everything. The aftermath of the Moore, Okla. tornado revealed the loss of a loved one. One of the children who died at a school destroyed by the tornadoMore >>
A family in Lake Charles mourns the loss of a young relative in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
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The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a bank robbery suspect. The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon. Investigators say a black male subjectMore >>
The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon.More >>
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Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort. In Westlake, people from all over Southwest Louisiana donated items for the tornado victims. It all started with one manMore >>
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort.More >>
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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 >>
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Clarence Janies served in aircraft maintenance in the U.S. Army during World War Two. Serving in the Pacific Theatre, he was especially close to Japanese attacks while stationed at the various islands surrounding Japan. As the wounded started coming in, Janies found himself popular among the doctors and nurses.
"Late that evening, they got on the PA system and wanted me to go to the infirmary," said Janies. "I said what in the world do they want with me? I couldn't figure that out. I got there and they wanted my blood because I have the rarest blood type.. AB negative."
And Janies still remembers hearing the cries of dying soldiers, asking for their mothers.
"And up to this day, about once a year, I get a nightmare and boy I can hear them screaming. That's something that stays with you. Oh yeah."
One memory Janies can't get out of his head is the image of Japanese soldiers and their wives committing suicide rather than being captured by the Allies.
"They had the women with them, you know. Right on a huge cliff, they were throwing babies overseas and they were jumping you know. They weren't about to surrender."
Clarence Janies, this week's KPLC Billy Navarre Hometown Patriot.