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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SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -
Harvey Peshoff served in the Armored Tank Division of the U.S. Army in both North Africa and Italy during World War II. As a tank commander, he often trained young soldiers.
"'I asked him, you drive a truck?' One of them said, ‘Yeah, I drive a truck.' Okay, you're my driver. I asked the other guy, You ever shoot a gun? ‘Yeah.' Okay, I'm making you my gunner."
Peshoff remembers telling his crew to be swift while moving their tank through an Italian town. He saw signs of the enemy down the street, telling his driver to watch out.
"When you start across the street, you move it. I said, don't drag your feet. Let's go. We got halfway, that sucker shot us in the side with a bazooka. It went right into the ammunition box and it set that thing on fire."
Peshoff and other occupants of the tank were sent to the hospital to be treated for their burns. Ironically, a doctor from his hometown of Sulphur visited him in the hospital and told him he had two choices.
"You can either go home, but then you have to go to Japan. If you stay here, you go to the front line. I'm going to stay here, because it's just about over with here in Europe. I ain't going to Japan."
Later, Peshoff was with thousands who saw the hanging body of Italy's Benito Mussolini toward the end of the war.