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

Lt. Doug Fournet (File photo)
Lt. Doug Fournet (File photo)

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.

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