This week's "Hometown Hero" defines the word "survivor". Paul Nelson saw action in a long, defining battle during Vietnam. He also overcame health issues related to dangerous chemicals from that war.
This week's "Hometown Hero" thought her military career was at an end due to hip and back injuries. But a life-long hobby helped Chasity "Chas" Kuczer in a military-version of the Olympics, and could keep her in the army reserve.
This week's "Hometown Hero" joined the U.S. Army to become an American. But soon after, Joe Archambault found himself with the infantry in Korea. Archambault survived two battles and showed courage under fire. But his family didn't know that until recently.
This week's "Hometown Hero" helped enforce the terms of Japan's surrender following World War Two. And then Bill Reed and his unit were deployed to action in the Korean War. Reed's division found itself replacing units due to ship out or were decimated by heavy fighting.
his week's "Hometown Heroes" have become fast friends in a very short time. Rob Wyman and Mel Radeke also served during U.S. involvement in two Asian wars: Wyman during Vietnam and Radeke during Korea. Soon Wyman will escort Radeke during an honor flight to Washington D.C.
This week's "Hometown Hero" Is a newcomer to the U.S. Navy and hails from Green Bay. Alexander Faber joined the navy ten-months ago. But he'll play a crucial role in keep jets ready for any mission the U.S.S John C. Stennis faces.
This week's "Hometown Hero" provided fellow soldiers with pre-attack mission information in Vietnam. Tom Pienta's Unit also had a close call but was saved by his quick reactions.
This week's "Hometown Hero" is a career Marine who enlisted just as the U.S. prepared for the second Gulf War. Staff-Sergeant Robert Warren served in both Iraq And Afghanistan and sustained wounds in a fire fight. The Peshtigo-native was recently transfered to Madison. .
This week's "Hometown Hero" entered the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Reinie Eckelberg fought in one of the bloodiest battles in the South Pacific and returned home all before he turned 21. Eckelberg says the Battle Of Iwo Jim shows the high cost of protecting freedoms. .
This week's "Hometown Hero" served a year in the army in Vietnam. Jerry Polus came home and served in the private sector. But his real passion and career have been helping veterans get the help and benefits they deserve.