September 20, 2012 - "Bo" House - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

September 20, 2012 - "Bo" House

Posted: Updated:
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Two people arrested after Sulphur hotel shooting

    Two people arrested after Sulphur hotel shooting

    Two people arrested after Sulphur hotel shooting

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:33:32 GMT
    Two people were arrested Saturday night in connection to a hotel shooting in Sulphur, one of whom was injured. According to Lake Charles police it's connected to a drive-by shooting that occurred on Friday afternoon.More >>
    Two people were arrested Saturday night in connection to a hotel shooting in Sulphur, one of whom was injured. According to Lake Charles police it's connected to a drive-by shooting that occurred on Friday afternoon. More >>
  • McNeese connects students to businesses in Southwest Louisiana

    McNeese connects students to businesses in Southwest Louisiana

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:30:29 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    McNeese State University is proving its connecting students to big business in Southwest Louisiana thanks to a grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant funds the second year of a five-year grant awarded to McNesse in 2013. University faculty said the grant will help solve local workforce issues through innovation. “The question people ask all the time is what is ...More >>
    McNeese State University is proving its connecting students to big business in Southwest Louisiana thanks to a grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant funds the second year of a five-year grant awarded to McNesse in 2013. University faculty said the grant will help solve local workforce issues through innovation. “The question people ask all the time is what is ...More >>
  • Major Police presence outside Super 8 Hotel in Sulphur

    Major Police presence outside Super 8 Hotel in Sulphur

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:58:20 GMT
    Several witnesses told us they heard what they thought were gunshots just before 9 o'clock. Shortly after, several Super 8 Hotel guests were told to evacuate. At least one person was taken away by ambulance, according to witnesses. There is no word on their injuries. More >>
    Several witnesses told us they heard what they thought were gunshots just before 9 o'clock. Shortly after, several Super 8 Hotel guests were told to evacuate. At least one person was taken away by ambulance, according to witnesses. There is no word on their injuries. More >>

If you talk to people in Southwest Louisiana about the Habibi Shriners, the name "Bo" House is bound to come up in the conversation. House served in the U.S. Navy during the latter part of World War 2 on board the U.S.S. Nashville.  His ship had just finished bombarding Borneo... and his fellow soldiers were afraid of a long drawn-out war in the Pacific.

"Not until we heard about the atomic bomb," said House.  "When we heard about that, then we all felt good about that.  That was a good feeling, I guarantee you.  These Japanese were pretty bad about their planes diving into the ship...suicide planes. "

House returned from the war and later became a Shriner.  He's been an active member for 56 years and loves how the Shriners help with medical needs of children through their 22 hospitals. 

"It just brings tears to my eyes.  We can do a fantastic job on that and it's free to the parents.  We'll even help them get to the hospital and take care of their needs.  We take care of the hotel bill and feed them.  It doesn't cost them one thing."

House says being a Shriner brings a lot of satisfaction.

"When they come back from the hospital after surgery and stuff like that, you really feel good because you can see the mothers and father's smiles on their faces with what we've done for these children."

 

Copyright 2011 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow