So many deceased veterans are honored on Memorial Day, a solemn holiday in which many take the time to reflect and offer gratitude to those who died in combat. Allen Ross Culpepper was deemed a hero for his acts of valor in combat.
He died on May 18, 1969 in the Long Khangh Province in Vietnam. A native of Minden and a graduate of Minden High School, Culpepper was just 25 years old. Carl Prothro, a retired teacher from the Webster Parish School System, taught civics to Culpepper his freshman year, calling