This week's "Hometown Hero" was never in the thick of combat in World War Two. But he and his protected a nearly barren location that kept allied troops in Europe well equipped. Now Bill Salutz honors all who've served in his singing. .
This week's "Hometown Hero" is a marine who fought a hard battle for a small pacific island in World War Two. Ray Kaquatosh also faced racism from the enemy and ....his fellow marines.
This week's "Hometown Hero" served as a military police officer in the first gulf war -- was part of military history in Europe -- and served in the National Guard. But Scott Adler also saw the toll service took on a friend. Local Five's Terry Kovarik shows us he's fighting to help veterans deal with post war issues.
This week's "Hometown Hero" enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to getaway from trouble at home. His journey took him to Koream where he spent time as a prisoner of war. But Chuck Schommer also gave up one of his medals years later to help a dying man.
This week's "Hometown Hero" protected ships in the South Pacific. Then came a hurricane that forced his unit to ditch their planes when fuel ran out. Meet Ken Gunderson a survivor of the "Lost Squadron."
Howard man shaped surveillance during the Cold War...and got a view of a possible historic biblical location. Rentmeester witnessed a lot of history in service. Now historic preservation is his new mission.
96-year-old Lester Rentmeester helped develop surveillance technology that proved invaluable during the Cold War.
Goodman man spent most of World War II as a prisoner of the Japanese. A look at how he survived.
Goodman man served in Army when Philippine Island of Luzon captured. Spent most of the war as a POW
Green Bay man went from shipyard to working on Liberty ships and had some close calls