Thursday, December 5 2013 11:20 AM EST2013-12-05 16:20:45 GMT
A Sikorsky S76 helicopter crashed at Port Fourchon at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, KATC-TV 3 reports.According to federal officials, the helicopter was attempting to leave a field when the wind shifted, causingMore >>
A Sikorsky S76 helicopter crashed at Port Fourchon at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, KATC-TV 3 reports.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:25 AM EST2013-12-05 14:25:11 GMT
The holiday season is supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year." But for those who have lost a loved one, Christmas can be very blue - lasting into the start of a new year. December 5th marksMore >>
The holiday season can be very blue for someone who has lost a loved one. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how to find joy in new traditions and move past holiday depression.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
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In June of this year, U.S. Army Specialist Zachary Parker was about to wrap up his one year tour of duty in Afghanistan on his last mission when tragedy struck. Parker was on patrol to provide aid in case someone struck one of the many dismounted IEDs along the path. While moving a robot and line charges away from a site where a discovered IED was about to blown in place, Parker struck another dismounted IED. Parker lost his left leg above the knee, his right leg at the hip, his left arm at the shoulder, and had his chest ripped open. Parker died several times on the road to being stabilized and continues to fight to regain his strength and health.
Grandmother Olga Parker remembers being told of the tragedy.
"He lost the right leg up into the hip, the left arm up into the shoulder and the left leg was down below the knee and it's now above the knee," said Olga Parker, Zach's grandmother.
Since that time, Zach has undergone many operations. His family has to travel 6 hours to visit him in a San Antonio Army hospital.
"It's been complete devastation, I suppose, to all of us. Just seeing him and the rest of those young men that have lost limbs and parts of their bodies."
A fundraiser has been held to raise money to help the family with expenses the government cannot provide. American Legion Post 407 helped out along with the Little Troopers organization.
"It was brought up to me at the American Legion," said Dennis Soileau with Little Troopers. "Anytime they want to do anything for one of our soldiers,especially one who gave up so much for our country, we will be there."