They are 34 members of the greatest generation from the Ark-La-Tex and all week long they've been in Washington, D.C. paying homage to their comrades who lost their lives during one of the biggest worlds in U.S. History...World War II.
Traveling along with them, KSLA News 12's Pat Simon and Photojournalist Scott Pace. Pat and Scott have been following these war heroes since Tuesday as they visit the WWII Memorial, Women's Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and so much more.
Pat Simon has been reporting their daily activities and sharing their stories.
Here's a complete list of all the Ark-La-Tex Heroes and the duties they held during WWII.
**Sam Canter (Blanchard, La.)- U.S. Navy Electrician-3C, serving on the USS LCI(L)-604 in the Asiatic-Pacific and involved in the Philippine Liberation.
**James Fraiser (Minden, La.)- U.S. Army T-5 in the European Theater (England, France, Germany, Luxembourg) and the D-Day landing on Utah Beach.
**Frank Guraedy (No information available to date)
**Milo Haynes (Monroe, La.)- U.S. Army Air Corps Private-1C, served in the South Pacific at Tinian Island as a radio mechanic and instructor of radio mechanics.
**Glenn Murphy (Alexandria, La.)- U.S. Navy FC-2C, serving in the Aleutian, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Saipan and Tinian islands in the Pacific.
**David Stanford (Homer, La.)- U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, served aboard the USS Rodman and the USS Evans, participating in five major battles.
**Fred Wells Sr. (Shreveport, La.)- U.S. Army Infantry Corporal, serving in Japan and the Panama Canal.