By Faerie Sledge
First Baptist Church Coushatta honored its veterans Sunday, November 12, 2017, during morning services. Fifteen veterans are members of the church. Each was presented with a red, white, and blue afghan handcrafted by Sewing God’s Love, a local ladies sewing group sponsored by First Baptist, First United Methodist, and Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Coushatta. Pastor Nathan Davis of First Baptist read brief military bios for each veteran, including branches of service, locations served (stateside or overseas during wars), and other pertinent service information. The congregation gave the veterans a standing ovation.
Front row, L to R: Wiley Garrett, Joe Smith, Joe Bass, Johnny Duco, Roger Cason, and Jack Lafield.
Center: Jack Moseley, Ray Penny, Pastor Nathan Davis, Earnest “Turk” Hayes, Jeffrey Smith.
Back row: Billy Warren, Vernon Coffey
Also honored but unable to be present were I.L. “Buck” Dickson, J.R. Sessions, and Rex Young.