KTBS – Navy veteran offers glimpse of military life

A Navy veteran with a Shreveport connection has returned to town to share his love of the service during Navy Week.

Commander Robert Lightfoot was born in Michigan but graduated from Captain Shreve High School. He’s the commanding naval officer of the USS Laboon, a destroyer based in Norfolk, Virginia. He has fond memories of his time in Shreveport.

“For me they were some of the best years of my life,” Lightfoot said. “A lot of my best memories are camping, going with the Boy Scouts on a national scout jamboree.”

Observing Navy Week in landlocked Northwest Louisiana may seem odd, but Shreveport-Bossier City is one of 14 places nationwide taking part in the Navy’s outreach program. Navy members participate in community projects and offer a glimpse of Navy life during the event.

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