Saturday, May 25 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:58:41 GMT
A day after the deadly tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma a Red Cross response team from Lake Charles rolled into ground zero. "We got here on Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning at about 7:30 in theMore >>
A local woman is among a group of Red Cross volunteers from Lake Charles in Moore, Oklahoma. While she's been on many disaster recovery trips she said this one has taking on a personal meaning.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:31:47 GMT
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday around 9:08 p.m. Employees told police a blackMore >>
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday at 9:08 p.m.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:18:04 GMT
The Lake Arthur Regatta brought in many people to enjoy the music, food and fun, especially boaters out on the lake. But it's all about keeping this fun time a safe one. "We'll have around 200 volunteersMore >>
Keeping an eye on those having fun on the water. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:20:27 GMT
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.
Friday, May 24 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:43:00 GMT
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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From the occupation of Japan after World War 2 to the Vietnam conflict, David Prescott, Sr. has seen it all. The three-time commander of American Legion Post 27 in DeRidder says he spent a lot of his Army time in Korea.
"I was a combat medic in Korea," said Prescott. I went through medical school. Of course, that meant living in a foxhole. You learned a lot. You're young and you grow up quick. You learn the value of life more than anything else, when you're in that type of situation."
While serving in the Cold War in Germany, Prescott was in the same unit as Elvis Presley.
"I saw him but I never no attention to him because he wasn't famous then. He was every other GI. He was a tank driver and he was on tanks and I was a scout. So no one ever thought anything big of him. He was not that well known at that time."
Later in Vietnam, Prescott was on jungle patrol and adopted a pet monkey named "Charlie." It seems Charlie did not like Viet Cong, which proved to be an advantage to Prescott and his men.
"So if I went out on an ambush patrol, I took her with me. And I'd be laying there at night, waiting on a trail for Charlie to come down. If she started chattering, I knew there were Vietnamese close. She was a watchdog. A very good watchdog."
Now retired, Prescott spends most of his time helping coordinate community events for the American Legion.