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.