Residents in Eunice honored fallen veterans Saturday as a memorial was placed and dedicated at Central Middle School.
The memorial is dedicated to three Charles Drew High School graduates who were killed while serving in the Vietnam War.
The three soldiers to whom the memorial is dedicated are Cpl. Jimmy Monday (died September 1968), Sgt. Charles Williams (died February 1966), and Pfc. Jimmy Williams (died August 1968), according to Eunice Today.
At a program held after the dedication, residents also honored D.W. Sistrunk and J.D. Feucht, two other Eunice soldiers killed in action.
Jake Flukers, the memorial's Project Manager, said, "Me and my friends, when we were younger and working in California, we talked about being retired and moving back to Eunice. [I] looked around and found out that most of them had died, and I was the only one left. So I decided that this is one of the things that I can do."