Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:47 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:47:14 GMT
We are thrilled to share an update on a Sulphur teen with a rare disease that we introduced you to in March.Brother and sister, Sam and Sydni Dupre, have Friedreich's Ataxia. This is a disease threateningMore >>
Sam Dupre of Sulphur had the Lake Charles Civic Center crowd on its feet as he moved his wheelchair aside and walked across the stage to receive his diploma.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:33 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:33:07 GMT
A four-year-old Bell City boy has just been diagnosed with a deadly disease that is causing him to go backwards in development. Speaking, chewing, swallowing, seeing and walking were once thoughtlessMore >>
Four-year-old Coy Fruge of Bell City has been diagnosed with a deadly disease that is causing him to go backwards in development. KPLC's Britney Glaser shares his story in this "Faces of Rare Disease." More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:30:29 GMT
It's not the scenario the Cameron Parish School Board thought they would be facing. "I would like to say that I'm ashamed of Cameron Parish. They voted to pass the road and bridge and the health unitMore >>
The Cameron Parish School Board is searching to offset nearly $4 million after voters decided not to renew to tax propositions earlier this month. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports, while they're set to give it another try, they'll have to find a way to cut costs in the meantime.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:57:10 GMT
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The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Tuesday, May 21 is Gail Fitzgerald from Grand Lake. More >>
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REEVES, LA (KPLC) -
The Army Air Corps originally drafted Ray Benjamin Reeves as a cook in 1944. But after he arrived in Europe, they assigned him to refueling airplanes fighting against the Axis powers. Ray had three other brothers serving overseas at the time. He says they had one worried mother back home in Reeves.
"She didn't show her grief very much," said Reeves. "She didn't let people know that she was hurt. I know she hurt. It hurt all of us to be away from our families, you know."
He was later moved to the Pacific theater and remembers being transported by a transport plane over Burma.
"One of the engines quit. The pilot came on the speaker and told us if we see the red light flash 3 times, hit the door."
His unit didn't have to parachute and his unit arrived safely. He and his brothers all survived the war.
"The good Lord shoved all four of us through. We all came back safe and sound. But back then, I wasn't living for the Lord. But I knew the way to go."