Resolution asks DOTD for signage on ‘Doug Fournet Memorial Parkw - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Resolution asks DOTD for signage on ‘Doug Fournet Memorial Parkway’

Posted: Updated:
Lt. Doug Fournet (File photo) Lt. Doug Fournet (File photo)
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    McNeese known for being a "powerhouse"

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:18:58 GMT
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown. Then add transfer Brian Hine along with big boys Antonio McGhee Danyel Hunter, also tacking on Aaron Sam who earned Preseason All SLC First Team Recognition. This unit is going to be one hard line to crack. As for the team as a whole, the word used to describe them the mo...More >>
    The depth of the McNeese defense is no question this year and could prove to be one of the best squads in some time.With Preseason All-America candidate Everett Ellefsen, returning starter Kevin Dorn, as well as Sean Brown. Then add transfer Brian Hine along with big boys Antonio McGhee Danyel Hunter, also tacking on Aaron Sam who earned Preseason All SLC First Team Recognition. This unit is going to be one hard line to crack. As for the team as a whole, the word used to describe them the mo...More >>
  • Tip leads to arrests in Welsh

    Tip leads to arrests in Welsh

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:41:16 GMT
    Welsh Police make three arrests after getting a tip about stolen items and drugs in a home on Ronald Street.More >>
    Welsh Police make three arrests after getting a tip about stolen items and drugs in a home on Ronald Street.More >>
  • LC Police ticket door-to-door sales people

    LC Police ticket door-to-door sales people

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:38:11 GMT
    More concerns tonight about door to door salesmen in the area. Two men have been issued citations for selling door to door without a permit. The men claimed to be selling pest control services. It's one of those quiet streets in the University area where people tend to know and look out for each other. So when Loraine Suarez received a knock at the door from someone selling pest control services she was concerned for herself and her neighbors... "When I opened the door this young man kind of...More >>
    More concerns tonight about door to door salesmen in the area. Two men have been issued citations for selling door to door without a permit. The men claimed to be selling pest control services. It's one of those quiet streets in the University area where people tend to know and look out for each other. So when Loraine Suarez received a knock at the door from someone selling pest control services she was concerned for herself and her neighbors... "When I opened the door this young man kind of...More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) -

A measure by Rep. Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, requests the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to place signage on the portion of I-210 in Lake Charles known as the "Doug Fournet Memorial Parkway."

Fournet, a native of Lake Charles, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery during Vietnam.

Kleckley's measure, House Concurrent Resolution 41, says that the Legislature named a portion of I-210 in the city "Doug Fournet Memorial Parkway" but that designation and highway signage does not include Fournet's rank of Lieutenant nor does it designate him as a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

"Signage on this portion of I-210 should include these distinctions achieved by Lt. Fournet," the measure states.

The measure has been signed off on by the Senate and House.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow