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Ville Platte native Shannon Simien salutes the flag at the veteran memorial outside the Evangeline Parish Courthouse. Simien, who has been employed as an officer at Evangeline Central School, worked his last day at the school on Wednesday because he will be deployed overseas for six month this summer to a country which he cannot name. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Spreading his wings

This past April marked one year since Ville Platte native Shannon “Shavon” Simien changed the direction of his life with his decision to enlist in the United States Airforce.

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Pictured here as they gathered at The Old Regulars meeting are as follows from left to right: back row- Jimmy LaFleur; middle row- L.O. Campbell, Herbert “Butch” LaFleur, Judge John Saunders, Cecil Reed, and Eugene Fontenot; front row Charles Buller. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Diamond heros of Troy

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