Lechia Arcenaux said as a proud veteran, her father Herman Guidry's last wish was to have military honors at his funeral. A request which was denied by the commander at the Churchpoint American Legion Post.
Arcenaux said, "the first thing we wanted to know was why we were denied."... more »
Crowley Police are investigating an early morning shooting which has left one man in critical condition. Crowley Police were notified that a gun shot victim was transported to the American Legion Hospital at approximately 1:30 am early Sunday morning. Officers discovered that the victim was shot during a disturbance which... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport is getting a new American Legion post. Post 450 will serve Shreveport's Martin Luther King neighborhood. Billy Johnson, the national membership director of the American Legion, visited Shreveport on Monday to activate the new unit. He praised the work of locals who helped bring the... more »
Norris Gwin was just 18 years old when he experienced real fear, the kind only those going off to war can experience. "You're on the end of that ship and you're watching the U.S. go away from you and you sort of wonder if you're gonna get back or not,"... more »
Sad news out of Crowley as one person is dead tonight after being struck by a car.
The accident happened just after 6:30pm on US 90 right in front of the American Legion Hospital. Police say the victim was walking in the road before being struck. That person's name... more »
The Rayne Frog Festival Committee is preparing for the 37th annual Rayne Frog Festival which will be held November 12-15, 2009. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at 3:00pm. The parade will line up on American Legion Drive, travel up North Adams and the Boulevard and end at... more »