Shreveport’s John Iles and Dr. Donald Webb share special stories. Mr. Iles served as a PT Boat Captain and fought side by side with former President John F. Kennedy. Dr. Webb is the former President of Centenary College and served as a Captain in the British Royal Navy.
Army sharp-shooter Charles Breaux of Krotz Springs left his home in the Atchafalaya basin to fight in the Battle of the Bulge, one of WWII’s bloodiest moments. Breaux, a man with a second grade education before being drafted, wrote down his war experiences in a journal.
Three Creole men, Anthony Arceneaux, John Overton Conant and Louis P. Christophe served in World War Two. They fought a battle on two fronts. There was the enemy overseas as well as the battle against prejudice at home.
We also share a special ride with Louisiana WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. Thanks to a program called Louisiana Honor Air, they are visiting the World War Two Memorial for the first time.