Posted: Jul 20, 2010 10:34 AM by Melissa Canone
Tonight, July 20th at 6 pm, a new fire truck will be dedicated at the Indian Bayou Volunteer Fire Department in Andrew, LA (near Kaplan). What makes this fire truck special is that it will be dedicated to a fireman of over 30 years with this department, Mr. Vernis Leger. At 77 years old, he is still a very dedicated fireman supporting his community with countless public services. He is a kind, humble man who is mild manner and soft spoken. He has the patience of Job and a heart of gold. When you leave him you will walk away with a smile on your face by his quick wit and kind words. He is a devoted husband of 46 years and a loving father, grandfather of one, and friend to countless others. He loving cared for his two adult children battling cancer losing his only son at the age of 41. Two years after losing this son (who was also a fireman) his wife was diagnosed with leukemia. He selfishly cares for for others before himself which is evident in everything he does. He is also the "Master of Jambalaya." He prepares countless pots of jambalaya serving as many as 500 serving from one very large pot. This man is a story in itself. You are invited to attend this dedication tonight, but, if you cannot attend, you might want to look him up. You will definitely enjoy his company.