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  1. Ballistic wallpaper to help protect soldiers seeking temporary shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Gizmag

    It sounds like an old Goon Show joke, but soldiers may one day protect themselves from blasts by wallpapering temporary shelters. It may not be very decorative, but the new ballistic wallpaper under development by the US Army Corps of Engineers uses a special fiber inlay to help prevent walls from collapsing under blast effects.

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  2. Tornado Watch until 2 AMRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | KBMT

    THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA THE TEXAS GULF COASTAL PLAIN COASTAL WATERS * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 620 PM UNTIL 200 AM CDT. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE SUMMARY...SQUALL LINE NOW MOVING TOWARD THE TX GULF COASTAL PLAIN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE GENERALLY E THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...WITH SOME SOUTHWARD DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE OVER TIME.

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  3. Vet's son preserves WWII memorabiliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | The Town Talk

    Vet's son preserves WWII memorabilia Son of local WWII veteran preserves the memory of his father and others who have served Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: L.V. Rhodes thumbs through an album of photos taken of veterans during World War II. The scrapbook is part of a collection memorabilia he brings out during patriotic holidays like Memorial Day to display at Hope Baptist Church in Alexandria.

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  4. Vietnam veteran recalls 'Hamburger Hill' battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Stars and Stripes

    It was fought on a barren, wet mountain in South Vietnam against the North Vietnamese from May 10 through May 20, 1969. One young Mingo County soldier, George Blankenship, a local CPA, fought in that infamous battle which was later made into a movie.

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  5. Nick Boone and his ballistic wallpaperRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | RedOrbit

    In the urban warfare of today, even structures with partial walls and ceilings can become a vital shelter to military personnel. While these buildings can provide a hiding place to treat the wounded or set up communications outposts, they are often civilian structures that have not been built to withstand wartime hazards such as explosives or shrapnel.

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  6. US Army engineers develop `lifesaving` bomb-proof wallpaperRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | Newkerala.com

    The prototype, designed by army engineers in the United States, is lightweight and could be easily transported to quickly line walls inside temporary buildings, the Mirror reported. Justin Bronk, research analyst at the Royal United Services Institute, told a science website that the idea of coating the inside of structures to reduce the danger of debris to occupants is not new.

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  7. Engineer receives Purple Heart at Ft. Polk's Memorial Day ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Staff Sgt. Alan Carroll received a Purple Heart during the Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Polk on Thursday.

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  8. Fort Hood survivor wears Purple Heart for fallen buddiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Town Talk

    Fort Hood survivor wears Purple Heart for fallen buddies A Purple Heart recipient paid homage to those killed in an attack in which he was wounded. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Staff Sgt.

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  9. Purple Heart RecipientRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Town Talk

    ANI Purple Heart Recipient Staff Sgt. Alan M. Carroll, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Polk, was wounded during the deadly attack by Maj.

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  10. Fort Polk Soldier receives Purple HeartRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | KLAX

    Nov. 5, 2009, dawned like most any other day for Pvt. Alan Carroll. The 20-year-old native of Anchorage, Alaska, had recently finished combat engineer training and was assigned to the 510th Sapper Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas.

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  11. Avenue of Flags at Orange Grove Cemetery.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The following events, closures and garbage pickup schedule changes have been announced in conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday in Southwest Louisiana. Send your Memorial Day events, closures and photos to news@kplctv.com .

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  12. Memorial Day: The hatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | CSI Media

    I wear an Army hat most of the time. No, it is not official -- I was never in the military -- but the hat looks fairly genuine.

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  13. Army engineers create bomb-proof WALLPAPER to help stop shrapnel injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mirror.co.uk

    The special fabric acts as a net to stop shrapnel flying around and injuring soldiers or civilians who are stuck inside. The prototype, designed by army engineers in the United States, is lightweight and could be easily transported to quickly line walls inside temporary buildings.

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  14. 3rd Infantry Division welcomes back 2nd BrigadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | The Coastal Courier

    Col. Thomas Gukeisen, front, stands in formation during a reorganization ceremony for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team in Marne Gardens on Fort Stewart on Monday. The 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart said farewell Monday morning to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and welcomed back 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which had been inactivated earlier this year.

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  15. 2 Arrested After CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | KLAX

    Two people are arrested by Vernon deputies after a two-car accident last Saturday. They're 23-year-old Damarcus Gibson of Fort Polk and 27-year-old Brandon Thornsberry of Leesville.

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  16. Damarcus Gibson.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two area men on several charges after drag racing on a public street and causing an accident. Sheriff Sam Craft said Damarcus Gibson, 23, of Fort Polk and Brandon S. Thornsberry, 27, of Leesville, were arrested after the two-vehicle accident that happened Saturday in Lake Vernon Road area.

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  17. Fort Polk Progress chairman different kind of legendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | The Town Talk

    Fort Polk Progress chairman different kind of legend Fort Polk Progress chairman Mike Reese follows non-sports path to teamwork stardom Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: Michael Reese, the chairman of Fort Polk Progress, spoke at the opening ceremonies of the inaugural commemoration of the 1941 Louisiana Maneuvers conducted at the Beauregard Regional Airport last September. Most of the members of his extended family in Vernon Parish are known for their athletic accomplishments, but Fort Polk Progress chairman Mike Reese is an exception.

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  18. Fort Polk soldiers happy about Army's revised tattoo restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Soldiers in the U.S. Army now how more freedom with their ink -- and soldiers at Fort Polk are happy with the changes. The limit on number and size of tattoos has been removed, and soldiers can now get tattoos on their arms and legs.

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  19. Trinity Mother Frances to build community hospital in South TylerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Trinity Mother Frances will break ground soon on a community hospital in South Tyler, hospital officials say. The facility will be a joint venture with healthcare company Emerus.

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  20. Resident charged, apartment complex back to normal after recent disturbanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Lafayette, state police, and a bomb squad were on the grounds of Bell Downs Apartment complex over the past two days after a shooting and explosives were found which led to the evacuation of about 25 apartments. Richie Stepp lives just a few doors down from Jacob Daigle, who allegedly fired several shots Monday night who says he heard "Constant shots Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!" On Tuesday afternoon, police executed a search warrant at Daigle's home hoping to find the weapon used in the shooting.

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